Richmondshire District Council

Help with housing costs

Richmondshire residents struggling to meet the shortfall between their weekly rent and housing costs may be in line for help.

The District Council can award Discretionary Housing Payments as short term payments to assist with the shortfall and give some breathing space to allow people to make changes to their budget. They can also be used to help with moves to cheaper alternative accommodation - to use for bonds, advance rent and removal costs.

Each request for a Discretionary Housing Payment is considered on its individual merits, taking into account finances and personal circumstances. 

To find out more or make an application, visit our discretionary housing payments page.

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