Advice and information for council tenants, homeowners and private renters.
Information and advice
Housing benefit is a scheme to help people pay their rent to us, a housing association or a private landlord.
If you need to find somewhere to live there are several options available.
If you already live in social housing you can pay your rent, find out about moving into a different social home and see a list of social landlords.
Information for people who live in privately rented accommodation.
Information for landlords about leasing or letting your property to people on our housing list and about house in multiple occupation (HMO) licences.
If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction in council tax.
Home owners, private tenants and private sector landlords may be eligible for a grant or interest-free loan for home maintenance and other costs.
Between May and August 2019 we consulted on proposals to introduce licensing for all private rented homes in Lewisham.
Read our housing strategy and policy documents.