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Housing adaptations, grants and assistance

We provide support to residents to maintain independence and live comfortably and safely in their own homes.

Published on: 30 December 2020

Last updated: 30 December 2020

Decent homes grant

This grant covers work necessary for the home to comply with the 'Decent Homes' standard such as energy efficiency and repairs.

It is means tested and the maximum grant available is £8,000. No more than that amount will be paid to the same applicant in any 3 year period.

People who are eligible to apply:

Tenants/private free holders/leaseholders

  • a private freeholder or leaseholder with more than 3 years unexpired on a lease
  • a private tenant with a full repairing obligation

The person must be 18 or over and be vulnerable (i.e. in receipt of eligible benefits*).

The premises must be their main or only residence

Private owners

  • 4a private owner whose tenant is over 60 years old and vulnerable
  • a private owner of accommodation in Queen's Park or Harrow Road wards that is occupied by a vulnerable tenant

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