Help with housing costs

Struggling to pay rent or mortgage

It is really important that you keep up to date with your rent or mortgage payments. If you owe rent or have mortgage arrears and are struggling to pay, or your landlord has asked you to leave, get some advice as soon as you can. Get advice if you are struggling to pay the rent or mortgage.

Information is available if you're an Enfield Council tenant and having trouble paying your rent.

Help with paying rent

If you need help paying your rent, you can claim Universal Credit.

You can only claim Housing Benefit if you:

For more information and to make a claim, see Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

Discretionary Housing Payments

If you're getting help through Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, but are still struggling to pay rent, you may qualify for a Discretionary Housing Payment

Help with paying Council Tax

If you need help paying your Council Tax, you can claim Council Tax Support.

For more information and to make a claim, see Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Council Tax Support Hardship payments

If you're getting help through Council Tax Support, but are still struggling to pay Council Tax, you may qualify for a Council Tax Support Hardship payment.

If you have claimed Discretionary Housing Payments, this claim will also be considered for Council Tax Support Hardship

Welfare advice and debt support

If you have debts to the council

The Welfare Advice and Debt Support team provides support to customers who are vulnerable and affected by debts to the council.

For more information, see our welfare advice and support page.