Housing Options Self Assessment

Welcome to Fife Council’s Housing Options Self-Assessment tool (HOSA)

We have introduced this self-assessment tool to help you find out all the housing options that are available. It asks a series of questions (including household size, tenure, income, etc). It provides you with a summary of housing options that are suitable and affordable for you. It takes on average between 5 to 15 minutes to complete. You can go back to it anytime by using the unique reference number or you can print it off. 


There is a limited affordable housing to rent within Fife and demand is high. On average, 2700 properties become available for rent each year. This is across the main 5 housing providers:

  • Fife Council
  • Kingdom Housing Association
  • Fife Housing Association
  • Glen Housing Association
  • Ore Valley Housing Association)


There is approximately 11,000 households on the Fife Housing Register. These allocations are split between all housing needs categories within our individual allocations policies. This means that we are not in a position to offer a property to everyone who applies. In most cases the Council and partner Housing Associations only allocate to those most in need.


You can access information on benefits advice, financial and budgeting advice and employability agencies through CARF, Shelter, Independent Advice Agencies, Welfare rights advice, Trust in Fife Keyfund and FHR partners.


If you have any problems please contact us:

  • Ask a member of staff for help in your Local Office
  • Call 03451 55 00 33 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday to speak to an advisor


Please note completing HOSA does not mean that you have applied for housing.


Click here to start the assessment - Housing Options Self Assessment 

Housing Information and Advice (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Tel: 03451 55 00 33 Contact Housing Information and Advice (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) online
By Post: New City House 1 Edgar Street Dunfermline Fife KY12 7EP

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