Deposit Guarantee Scheme for people on low incomes

Who can apply

Anyone who is:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Homeless or threatened with being homeless within two months and your personalised housing plan says seek a private rented sector home
  • Receiving benefits, on a low income, or who has no savings or other source of financial assistance
  • Having a local connection with Oxford as defined by the Allocations Policy - this may be waived in exceptional circumstances
  • Able to prove to the Lord Mayor's Deposit Guarantee Scheme Officer that they can sustain a tenancy in the private rented sector.

If you are not eligible for the scheme and want to challenge the decision, you may appeal to the Private Rented Team Manager in writing.