Home improvements

Means-testing - test of resources

We provide a range of grants, assistance, and loans to enable the repair and adaptation of homes within Central Bedfordshire. Many of these forms of assistance are means-tested so as to focus resources on those least able to pay themselves.

Clients can get an approximate idea of how much (if anything) they would need to contribute towards the cost of works by completing the online preliminary test of resources form.

Loan assistance may also be available to landlords to enable them to raise the standard of their rented properties above the legal minimum, and for bringing empty properties into use.

You can also download our Housing Assistance Policy (PDF 188.2KB) .