Local Housing Allowance | Advice for private tenants | Medway Council

Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is a housing benefit for tenants on a low income that rent from private landlords. We use LHA to work out how housing benefit for private tenants.

The allowance you get is based on:

  • Who lives with you
  • The size of your property
  • The area you live in
  • The money you have coming in
  • The savings you have

Calculate your Local Housing Allowance on directgov.uk