Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) provide financial support to help with rent or housing costs.

Residents can apply for a DHP if they currently claim either:

  • Housing Benefit
  • The housing element of Universal Credit

DHP funding can help people with housing costs and affected by any of the following:

  • The benefit cap
  • Removal of the spare room subsidy
  • Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates

An applicant can apply for a DHP by completing an online form and then by calling 020 8359 2442 to book an appointment

Application forms can be found online here

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