Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford, along with the rest of England, is now in lockdown until further notice. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.

Our current Local Housing Allowance rates

If your postcode starts with 'SS' or you live in Runwell, you are likely to live in the south west Essex area.

You can look at GOV.UK for information about the Local Housing Allowance

You can also search for LHA rates by postcode.

2020-21 rates

Area/periodShared accommodation rateOne bed rateTwo bed rateThree bed rateFour bed rate
Chelmsford: weekly£90.10£149.59£182.96£226.68£298.03
Chelmsford: monthly£391.51£650.00£795.00£984.98£1,295.01
South west Essex: weekly£76.64£161.10£201.37£247.40£306.66
South west Essex: monthly£333.02£700.02£875.00£1,075.01£1,332.51
These rates apply from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.


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Last updated: 30 July 2020

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