Discretionary Housing Payments
DHPs provide extra money for when help is needed to meet housing costs to ease financial hardship. DHP is for residents who face a variety of financial difficulties and helps with housing costs on a short term and temporary basis and gives residents time to find alternative solutions, and can also be used in certain circumstances to assist with moving and advance rent costs and clearing rent arrears.
Hardship and Individual Assistance Payment
The scheme is used to provide support to those residents who require help with emergency living expenses, such as food, fuel (gas and electric for customers who pay via a key meter), travel expenses, and household appliances and/or clothing in exceptional circumstances