Discretionary Housing Payments

Sefton Council



 Discretionary Housing Payments are available to allow local Councils to give people extra help with their rent. 


Available In
  • Sefton
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Help with accommodation or my tenancy
  • Information on government/council support schemes
Available to these Groups
  • All Groups

Additional Information

There are Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP's) available to allow councils to give people extra help with their rent. This includes people affected by the Welfare Reform changes introduced by the Government such as the reductions in Housing Benefit due to the social rented sector size restrictions (also known as “the bedroom tax”) and the Benefit Cap.

The funds are primarily targeted towards two groups affected by the social rented sector size reductions, namely people living in accommodation significantly adapted because of disabilities and foster carers. The amount that the council can spend on DHP is limited.

Full details of policy can be found at https://www.sefton.gov.uk/media/1475421/council-tax-discretionary-reduction-in-liability-policy-and-procedures-apr2018-.pdf

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