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Discretionary Housing Payments

Update on the use of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) to support those affected by Welfare Reforms.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2017

Decision due: 20 Mar 2017 by Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

Lead director: Strategic Director (DE)

Department: Revenues and Benefits

Contact: Naomi Armstrong, Benefit Manager Email: Naomi.Armstrong@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Councillors Bick and Cantrill.

Background Information: DHP supports people claiming housing benefit who are struggling to pay their rent. This report provides an update and a recommendation to carry forward (2017/18) any unspent DHP budget.


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