Many council housing services, such as repairs, rent payment and applying for a council house, have been transferred to Northampton Partnership Homes
Currently 4,259 (1st September) tenants are in arrears and only 1,838 have set up a direct debit
Northampton DCH comment:
We intend to monitor what the effect on numbers the rollout of Universal Credit has
From the 23rd November 2015, Universal Credit will be rolled out across Northampton. Universal Credit will incorporate many in and out of work benefits, including Housing Benefit (rent payments). Prior to this, if you were in receipt of Housing Benefit and a social housing tenant, your rent will have been paid directly to your landlord on your behalf.
Under Universal Credit, your rent will be paid directly to you and it will be your responsibility to ensure that your Landlord receives it.