Extra help with your housing costs

Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

You can apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) to either help pay for a deposit, or to help cover a rent payment.

When you apply we'll look at any benefits you're receiving, the information you provide, and your personal circumstances before awarding a DHP.

Apply for a DHP

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When we've made a decision we will write to you.

As payments are discretionary there is no formal appeal process, but if you disagree with our decision you can ask us to look at your application again. You may like to view the DHP policy to find out how we award payments.