Discretionary housing payment (DHP)
Our discretionary housing payment (DHP) scheme is used to assist housing benefit claimants who may need further financial help with their housing costs. Housing costs can include help towards rent, tenancy start up costs and moving costs.
We receive limited funds each year for the DHP scheme. The amount that can be spent on the scheme each year is restricted, so not everyone who claims a DHP may be awarded one. Who receives DHP is entirely at the discretion of the Council. We cannot pay it to anyone moving INTO our area. If you are moving into our council area from another, you must claim any DHP from the area you came from.
How to apply
Claims must be made in writing using form below and sent to Benefits, Stroud District Council, Stroud, Glos. GL5 4UB