Investment and Improvement
New affordable houses in Fife
Fife's Affordable Housing Programme is one of the largest in Scotland. Fife delivered 2,700 new affordable homes over 5 years by 2017 and has set a further target to build at least 3,500 new affordable homes over 5 years by 2022. Fife delivers through a collaborative approach across Council services, local Housing Associations,the Scottish Government and private sector developers, providing access to much needed new homes for our tenants and housing applicants. 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. New-build Council homes benefiting current tenants and generations to come.
Fife Council’s Affordable Housing Programme has reached the finals of the prestigious UK Housing Awards under the “Development programme of the year (over 12,000 homes)” category. The awards - organised by The Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing - showcase the very best the housing sector has to offer. The winner will be announced on 2nd May.
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?
Homes are 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. We are bringing derelict land (like brownfield sites) back into use or redeveloping derelict buildings into modern day housing.
The homes built by the Council as part of this programme exceed industry standards. Including important features, sprinkler systems, innovative technologies, increased insulation standards and high air tightness. In turn this contributes to tackling fuel poverty and improving living standards.
Fife’s Affordable Housing Programme is one of the largest in Scotland. The End of Programme Phase 2 Report 2012-17 provides key impacts and achievements associated with the delivery.
How do I apply for one of these new homes?
The allocation of new build homes 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 one of the FHR partners (Kingdom Housing Association; Ore Valley Housing Association; Glen Housing Association; Fife Housing Association; Ochil View Housing Association ) you can be considered for 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 homes (MMR): might be more suitable for you if you are working but can't afford market rent prices. The rents are set at a level between market rent and those charged for council homes. These are offered for let by Housing Associations or Private Developers. For further information contact Kingdom Housing Association; or Ore Valley Housing Association.
Follow the links for further information on Fife's Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2018/19 - 2022/23 (SHIP) or the relevant SHIP Tables (SHIP Tables).
Contact Affordable Housing Team online