Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
How Much: Local Housing Allowance
The Local Housing Allowance (LHA) scheme is the scheme used for assessing how much Housing Benefit a claimant living in privately rented (ie not social housing) accommodation is entitled to - unless excluded from it.

How it Works

How does Local Housing Allowance work?

Who's affected?

Who is excluded from LHA?

Who's Protected?

Who is protected against the LHA for a certain length of time?

Who needs a Bedroom?

The size criteria - what size property does the claimant need?

Shared Accommodation rate

The Shared Accommodation Rate.

How Much Deducted

Impact on HB award.

How Paid

How is LHA paid?

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