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help with rent graphicIf you receive Housing Benefit, or the Housing element for Universal Credit and you are struggling to pay rent, you can apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment . Please note to apply, we will need proof of rent and the latest two months bank statements.

This is open to all tenants who rent with a private landlord, social housing and council housing. You will need to be receiving Housing Benefit or the Housing Element of Universal Credit. If you need help completing the form please call 01884 255255 to book a phone appointment.

If you are in danger of losing your home please email: homeless@middevon.gov.uk or call 01884 255255.

If you rent privately and have arrears as a result of Covid, you may be able to apply for help.

Please check the eligibility criteria here.


Tenants of MDH:

We are committed to helping tenants who are facing financial difficulties. If you are struggling, please get in touch with your Income Neighbourhood Officer, we are here to help and will work with you to reach a solution. We work with multiple agencies in order to help including CHAT, Navigate, Citizens Advice, Age UK and National Debt Line.

You can email your Income Neighbourhood Officer on htenancy@middevon.gov.uk or call 01884 255255. Find out who your Income Neighbourhood Officer is here

You can also visit our dedicated financial support page Residents' Financial Support - MIDDEVON.GOV.UK where you can find out how to apply for the Discretionary Housing Payment, what help with food and energy costs are available and lots more.

 


If you rent privately and have arrears as a result of Covid, you may be able to apply for help.

Please check the eligibilty criteria here.

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