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6. Paying your rent or mortgage
Housing costs (rent and mortgage payments) are priority debts, meaning falling behind with them can lead to serious problems.
Paying your rent
If you are struggling to pay your rent, visit our housing advice pages
Discretionary housing payment
You may be able to apply for a discretionary housing payment for help towards paying your private or social rent. This is paid separately to housing benefit or Universal Credit.
Paying your mortgage
If you are struggling to pay your mortgage, visit our housing advice pages
You can also call the Council’s housing advice line on 01737 276790 (Monday to Friday, 10am till noon and 2pm-4pm).