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 will not be able to pay every claim. Our main priorities are to help prevent people from becoming homeless and to 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 Grants and Awards team
Telephone line is open 11am to 1pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)Address: Customer Service Centre
3 Upper Precinct