Issue details

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) Policy 2019-20

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects > 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/03/2018

Decision due: 5 Mar 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Community Services and Culture

Contact: Mrs Marlene Rogers, Benefits Manager Email:


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