Decision - Discretionary Housing Payment Payment Policy | Westminster City Council
Decision details

Decision - Discretionary Housing Payment Payment Policy

Decision details

Discretionary Housing Payment Payment Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The policy needs to be updated in response to changes in the government allocation

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services agreed the new Discretionary Housing Payment Policy as set out in Appendix 2 of the report.  

 

Reasons for Decision 

           

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) is not a long term solution and a new policy is proposed to better help households move towards not being reliant on DHP and to have more stability in their housing, as they are living in homes which they can afford. It is also proposed to reflect the Council’s objective which is to manage the DHP budget and to run a DHP scheme by April 2019 without a contribution from its own resources. This follows a reduction in the government’s contribution to the DHP scheme of 47% for 2017/18.

Publication date: 09/10/2017

Date of decision: 09/10/2017

Effective from: 17/10/2017

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