Help with your rent
Housing benefit helps people with low income pay their rent. You do not have to be claiming any other benefits to get housing benefit or be out of work. You may also be able to get help with your Council Tax bill.
You can get housing benefit if you are renting a property from:
- the council
- a housing association
- a private landlord
Your housing benefit is normally paid as a local housing allowance. Your benefit is based on local rents in your area, for a property with the right number of bedrooms for your household.