We are campaigning to raise awareness of an important source of financial help for people struggling with their rent.

The money is given to Welsh councils every year by the UK Government. It’s up to councils to give the money out to people who need it.

But if the money isn’t all spent by the end of March, the UK Government takes it back – and gives Wales less the following year.

The funds, known as Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs), are meant to help people who cannot afford the cost of their rent. Your council may award you a DHP payment if, for example, you are affected by the bedroom tax or benefits cap.

For thousands of people in Wales, DHPs are all that stand between them and homelessness.

Add your name to our campaign to keep people in their homes

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