Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The DHP scheme provides limited funding to support customers facing financial hardship situations where the normal Housing Benefit or Universal Credit awarded does not cover in full their liability to pay rent or other housing related costs. Welfare Reform has significantly impacted communities. The DHP scheme aims to alleviate poverty and to ensure that those that are vulnerable in the community are supported by this additional funding. This report to will be seeking authorisation for any minor revision to the policy in preparation for the 2019/20 financial year.
RESOLVED BY THE CABINET
1. That the Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) policy be approved.
2. That Cabinet authorise delegated powers to the Director of Housing and Communities to approve future amendments to the DHP policy in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and the relevant Cabinet member.
Report author: Mrs Marlene Rogers
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Date of decision: 05/03/2019
Decided at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 14/03/2019