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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

If you are a tenant and need extra help to meet your housing costs, you may be able to claim Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP).

What is DHP?

DHP is not a benefit payment. It's a stand alone, short term payment. We award these payments if we think that they will help you sort out your housing and money problems in the longer term.

You have to show that you are doing everything you can to address your housing or money problems. These problems might include difficulty to find a home or get a job, debts, or benefits and welfare issues.

For more information - contact us.

Apply for DHP

If you want to apply for DHP contact us - we will help you complete your application form.

Or you can download and complete the Icon for pdf Discretionary Housing Payments application form (PDF, 358.0kb) . Return it to the address included on the form.


Contact us
Housing Solutions
03000 268 000
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