help with housing costs
help paying rent, bills or moving costs
If you’re aged 16 - 19 and you can’t live with your parents or guardians, you might be able to get a weekly youth payment or young parent payment to help pay your rent, bills and living expenses. We may also be able to help you with the cost of housing in other ways, too.
If you need help to pay the costs of rent, board or owning a home, you might be able to get an accommodation supplement. You don't have to be on a benefit to get this payment.
If you live in public housing, you won't be able to get this payment.
If you need to spend your rent money on other bills, like food or power, we might be able to help with these costs, so you can still pay your rent.
We might also be able to help if you haven't been able to pay your rent and your landlord is now asking you to pay it.
If you're not on a benefit
You might be able to get a Recoverable Assistance Payment. You'll have to pay this back.
If you can't get a Recoverable Assistance Payment, you may be able to get Rent Arrears Assistance. You’ll have to pay this back.
If you're on a benefit
You may be able to get an Advance Payment of Benefit. This means you get some of your benefit early- but you'll pay it back later.
If you can't get an Advance Payment of Benefit, you may be able to get Rent Arrears Assistance. You’ll pay this back later.
Help to pay your bond and rent in advance
If you’re moving to a new place, we might be able to help you pay your bond and rent in advance.
You may be able to get a Moving Assistance Payment towards the cost of moving house.
Moving out of public housing
If you’re ready to move out of public (social) housing into a private house, we could help cover some of the costs.
We may be able to help you with the costs of:
- an urgent power, gas, or water bill
Extra financial support for power costs if you have a disability
If you have extra power, gas or heating costs because of a disability or health condition, we may be able to help you pay this as part of a disability allowance.