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Housing benefit - for housing association tenants

Can I get help with housing or moving costs?

We have been given a small pot of funding from the government to help people in real need with their housing costs.

This means, even if you already receive housing benefit, you may be able to get some extra money called 'discretionary housing payment' (DHP). You may also be able to apply for help if you are moving into a smaller house because your housing benefit has been cut.

The funding is not enough to support everyone, but if you are in real need, we recommend you read: