Investment & improvement
New affordable housing in Fife
In Fife we are committed to deliver 2,700 new affordable homes by May 2017. This programme is a collaboration between affordable housing providers, including Fife Council, Housing Associations, private developers and a number of Scottish Government initiatives. Together we are delivering modern, fit for purpose, energy efficient homes.
Fife Council is leading the way in Scotland by investing in its housing stock. This investment is in the form of new build Council homes, benefiting current tenants and generations to come.
Watch our video to see how new homes are changing the lives of their new tenants:
What new housing is being built in my area?
We currenty have a number of homes either under construction, going through the planning process or still at proposal stage. Find out what’s planned for your area here:
These new homes offer a real mix of house types. The Council’s new homes range from 1 to 7 bedrooms to complement our existing range of properties. In several cases the Council is also bringing derelict land (like brownfield sites) back into use or redeveloping derelict buildings into modern day housing.
The homes built directly by the Council as part of this programme exceed industry standards. They include important features such as sprinkler systems, innovative technologies, increased insulation standards and high air tightness. In turn this contributes to tackling fuel poverty and improving living standards.
Read our latest Annual Report on the progress of the Affordable Housing Programme and the many additional employment and economic benefits of the programme.
Where possible, new build homes are allocated to existing tenants in housing need - such as those in overcrowded or under-occupied houses. This makes the tenant’s old home available for us to allocate to someone else on the Housing Register.
New Council homes are allocated through the Fife Housing Register (FHR). If you are a tenant of Fife Council or a tenant of the following FHR partners (Kingdom Housing Association; Ore Valley Housing Association; Glen Housing Association; Fife Housing Association; Ochil View Housing Association ) and you wish to be considered for one of these new homes, please complete an FHR application form, available from any Local Office, Home4Good Centre or download here. Remember to select the areas where new properties are planned or under construction.
Other affordable housing options
Mid-market rent: Mid-market rent homes (MMR) may be more suitable for you if you're working but can't afford market rent prices. The rents are set at a level between market rent and those charged for council homes. Mid-market rent homes are being offered for let either by Housing Associations or Private Developers, for further information about available MMR homes throughout Fife, contact Kingdom Housing Association; or Ore Valley Housing Association.
Affordable Housing Team
Contact Affordable Housing Team online