Financial help with housing

Help and advice around the types of housing benefits available.


  1. Housing Benefit
  2. Discretionary Housing Payments
  3. Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
  4. Financial support during winter
  5. Government affordable home ownership scheme
  6. Help and advice

Housing Benefit

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you're on a low income. For information, see Housing Benefit.

Discretionary Housing Payments

To find out more and to apply see Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP).

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) 

LHA is help with the cost of rent and affects private tenants. See Housing Benefit for private tenants (Local Housing Allowance).

Financial support during winter

For information about cold weather payments, winter fuel allowance and the warm homes discount, see STC: Financial support in winter.

Government affordable home ownership schemes

For information about Help to Buy schemes and more, see GOV.UK: Affordable home ownership schemes

Help and advice

The South Tyneside Homes Housing Solutions Service can help with:

  • general housing and application advice
  • assistance for people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • mutual exchange
  • advice and guidance on private rentals
  • and more

See South Tyneside Homes: Homefinder service

Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding there is currently no financial help available from the Council for property repairs, first time buyers or empty homes.