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DISCRETIONARY HOUSING GRANTS

Solihull residents who receive Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (Housing Costs element) may be eligible for financial support from the Discretionary Housing Payments Scheme.

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) are designed to help residents where their Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (Housing Costs element) does not cover the rent. In addition to making up rent shortfalls, the scheme can also be used to help with a one-off cost, such as covering outstanding rent, a rent deposit or moving costs.Before making an application to the Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme, residents are advised to refer to the DHP information sheet to check their eligibility.