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Discretionary Housing Payment

A Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) is a special payment made to individuals where it is considered they need extra help with their rent. A DHP is not part of the normal Housing Benefit Scheme. 

The Council is given an amount of money to pay out each year on DHP's and cannot spend more than the allocated amount given by the government. Each application is considered on its own merit. 

Tel: (01429) 806895

Email: [email protected]

Hartlepool Borough Council

Civic Centre

Victoria Road


TS24 8AY