Cost of living support

Housing and accommodation Support

Whether you’re a council tenant or live in private accommodation, support is available if you’re worried about rising housing costs or homelessness.  

Watford Borough Council Housing Department

The council’s housing service can help with a number of housing related issues, including if you’re homeless or at risk of losing your home.

Watford Council's Housing Department

New Hope’s 24/7 emergency helpline

If your home is at risk, contact the team for advice and support. You can also contact the team if you’re worried about someone who is rough sleeping or facing homelessness.

Contact: 0300 012 0168

New Hope's website

Watford Community Housing Trust

The trust own and manage around 5,700 homes across South-West Hertfordshire, with a focus on providing much-needed homes for lower-income households.

Contact: 0800 218 2247

Watford Community Housing Trust website


The national housing charity offers a webchat service to discuss your housing needs with a trained member of staff.

Contact: Free phone support 0808 800 4444

Shelter website

Citizens Advice Watford

Citizens Advice Watford can give advice and support on all housing issues.

St Mary’s Churchyard, High Street, Watford WD17 2BE.

Drop-in hours:  Monday to Thursday between 09:30am and 12:30pm. First come first served.

Contact: 0800 144 8848 or complete their online enquiry form.

Citizens Advice Watford website

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