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.
You may also be able to apply for the Resident Support Fundand you can see what other support is available to help with heating and household bills.