Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the name for housing benefit for people living in the privately rented sector.
LHA does not apply to you if you rent a property from Golden Gates Housing Trust, a registered social landlord or housing association.
LHA is based on a person's income and savings, however LHA is a flat rate allowance based on the size of the household living in a property.
LHA rates are available below, or you can call us to find out the rate applicable to your household size.
Payment of LHA will normally be directly to the tenant, who will then pay the landlord.
If you are single, between 18 and 21 and don’t have any children then you may not be entitled to Housing Benefit or the Housing element with Universal Credit.