Loans and Grants

Housing Assistance

Please note: Discretionary Housing Assistance is currently under review and so we cannot accept any applications until the review is completed. This does not affect applications for Disabled Facilities Grants.

If you are not over 55 please contact Southend-on-Sea Floating Support on 0845 602 7895 to see whether they can give you any other advice.

What is Housing Assistance?

To help improve your living conditions we offer housing assistance, which are mainly repayable loans for you to work on your property. The work can be improvements such as, supplying hot water for the first time, or repairs such as a new roof or a new damp-proof course.

Do I qualify?

We aim to help properties in the poorest conditions and where the owner cannot fund the works themselves. To qualify, you will be financially means tested and you will need to qualify for at least one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Income Based Jobseekers' Allowance
  • Income-based Employment
  • Support Allowance.

Please note: the Housing Assistance fund has a very limited budget but we try to keep the waiting list as short as possible.

More Information

To view the Housing Assistance Policy and a step by step guide of what happens once a Housing Assistance application is submitted please see our related downloads.

For more information contact Private Sector Housing.

Energy Efficiency Grants

More funding may be available through the Green Deal or the Energy Company Obligation. More information on this and other Energy Saving Options please call the Energy Saving Trust on 0800 512 012.

Page last updated: 07/03/2018