If you are facing financial difficulties and need help paying your rent and household costs, we may be able to help you with a short term, one-off Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP).
We have a limited amount of money, each year, to support those who need extra financial support. You may get a DHP to cover housing costs for:
- a rent shortfall
- rent deposits
- rent in advance if you need to move home.
Discretionary Housing Payments are not a benefit and should not be seen as a permanent solution. If you are on a low income or struggling to make ends meet, you should seek help and advice on how to manage you budget and make your money go further.