A Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) is extra money that can help to pay for:
- rent - when Housing Benefit (HB) does not meet the full rent
- lump sum costs associated with a housing need, for example removal costs
- rent arrears
- rent in advance
- bonds and deposits
Each case is assessed on its individual merits. If the application is for rent in advance and or a bond, we ask that the potential landlord of the new property completes the landlord DHP enquiry form to help us consider the application. To be eligible for a DHP the applicant must currently receive Housing Benefit from Wyre Council, or the housing cost element of Universal Credit, and live in the Wyre area.
You will be notified in writing if this application is successful. Please do not allow the applicant to move in or sign a tenancy agreement until you have received this confirmation as payment will not be made.