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: firstname.lastname@example.org.