Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) may be awarded to help meet deposits or rent in advance. There are limited funds of DHP available so this type of award will only be made to those most in need. You should only apply for a DHP to help with deposit or rent in advance once you have found a property and the landlord agrees that you can rent it. We can only give DHP’s to people receiving Housing Benefit or who have the Housing Element within their Universal Credit assessment. If you do not receive either of these, you should contact our Housing Options Team who might be able to provide you with some support.

We require all of your bank statements covering the last two months for all transactions. At the end of this application, you will be an opportunity to upload these documents if you are able to.

If you do not have access to a scanner or cannot upload the documents, you can provide the statements in person at the Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre, Gordon Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5LN or at one of our contact points. Or alternatively, you can post them to Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG.

The content of this application will not be shared with any other organisation.

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Please read this Privacy Notice which explains how any personal information you provide on this form will be used by Rushcliffe Borough Council.