Discretionary Housing Payments

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

If you are receiving Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit and you are struggling to pay your rent then you may qualify for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). 

DHPs are paid in addition to your benefit and are based on your circumstances. 

DHPs cannot pay for things like water rates or fuel charges that may be included in your rent.

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or contact us for an application form or download an application form here. 

The DHP scheme is independent from Housing Benefit and any award is discretionary, therefore you should not rely on this scheme to meet any shortfall in your rent.


Discretionary Housing Payments Policy and Procedure

PDF icon DHP Application Form566.92 KB
PDF icon DHP Income and Expenditure Form69.9 KB