You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you're on a low income. For information, see
Discretionary Housing Payments
Discretionary Housing Payments are payments made in addition to Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, if we consider that additional help with housing costs is needed.
To find out more and to apply see
Discretionary Housing Payments.
Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
LHA is help with the cost of rent and affects private tenants. See
Local Housing Allowance (LHA).
Financial support during winter
For information about cold weather payments, winter fuel allowance and the warm homes discount, see
financial support during winter.
Good Tenants Scheme
The Good Tenants Scheme can help to reduce the up front costs for someone who wants to rent a property from a private landlord in the form a £500 bond guarantee.
For more information see
Good Tenants Scheme.
Government affordable home ownership schemes
For information about Help to Buy schemes and more, see
GOV.UK: Affordable home ownership schemes
Need help or advice?
The South Tyneside Homes Homefinder Service can help with:
- general housing and application advice
- assistance for people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness
- mutual exchange
- dedicated Young Persons Advisor
- advice and guidance on private rentals
- and more
South Tyneside Homes: Homefinder service
Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding there is currently no financial help available from the Council for property repairs, first time buyers or empty homes.