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Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs)

If you cannot afford to pay your rent you may be able to claim extra help from the Council.  This extra help is called Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs).  The Council has a limited amount of money for paying out DHPs so we may not be able to pay every claim.  Our main priorities are to help prevent people from becoming homeless and to help ease financial pressure for vulnerable people who live in Coventry.

Who can claim a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)?

To be able to make a claim you must be a resident of Coventry and must be getting:

  • Housing Benefit, or
  • Universal Credit with an award for rent costs

Discretionary housing payments

Mon, Wed & Thurs: 9.00am-4.30pm, Tues: 10.00am-4.30pm, Fri: 9.00am-4.00pm


Tel: 024 7683 2727

Customer Service Centre
3 Upper Precinct

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