Discretionary Housing Payment
You may be entitled to a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) if you don't get full Housing Benefit and you're still paying something towards your rent.
If you think you may qualify for extra help, you must complete a DHP application form. To qualify we'll look at your income and expenditure and award you a payment if we believe you need further help to pay your housing costs. We won't be able to pay you to cover the cost of things included in your rent, like fuel, water or food charges.
Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment
You can get advice from organisations such as the
Citizens Advice Bureau.
Need to rent but can't afford the deposit?
Find out how the Bond Board can help. A Bond is a written guarantee that takes place of a cash deposit. It will pay the landlord if there are rent arrears or damage at the end of a tenancy.
Help with a cash deposit