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 new housing 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 benefit current tenants and generations to come. This year Fife Council's Affordable Housing Programme reached the finals of the prestigious UK Housing Awards under the "Development program of the year (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.
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?
There are several developments being considered across Fife. These are at varying stages including; proposed stage; planning process or under construction. 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 and include a high proportion of specific needs properties for example large family houses and amenity and wheelchair bungalows. 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. This includes, 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?
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.
The allocation of new build homes is 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.
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 and Housing Associations. These homes are offered for let by Housing Associations or Private Developers. For further information contact Kingdom Housing Association; or Ore Valley Housing Association.
Fife's Strategic Housing Investment Plan
Follow the links below for further information on Fife's Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2020/21 - 2024/25 or the relevant SHIP Tables