help with housing costs
help paying rent, bills or moving costs
rent, board or owning a home
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.
issues paying rent
If something unexpected happens and you need to spend your rent money on other bills – like medical costs, 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. You’ll pay this 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.
We may be able to help you with the costs of:
- an urgent power, gas, or water bill
- curtains, or
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.
making your home accessible
If you need to make changes to your home because you or your child has a disability, you might be able to get House Modification Funding.