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Find out about Local Housing Allowance rates

What is Local Housing Allowance?

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is housing benefit to help pay your rent if you are on a low income and rent from a private landlord.

We use LHA rates to work out your housing benefit. LHA is a flat rate allowance towards rent costs. It is worked out on the circumstances of the tenant and the area they live in.

The scheme is designed to pay the same amount to tenants with similar situations living in the same area.