New website offers easier access to affordable housing in Fife
A new website to help people searching for social housing in Fife has been launched this month by Fife Housing Register partners.
The site will make it easier for people to find out about the housing options available to them in Fife as well as give some advice to those in different housing situations such as preparing for a new home; what to do if you have too many or too few bedrooms and dealing with rent arrears.
The website also allows people to complete a housing options assessment to see what housing options suit their needs, to apply to the Fife Housing Register for housing and to access other information on-line that could be relevant.
The Fife Housing Register partners include Fife Council, Fife Housing Group, Glen Housing Association, Kingdom Housing Association, Ore Valley Housing Association, Ochil View Housing Association, Hillcrest Housing Association, Dunedin Canmore Housing Association, Caledonia Housing Association, Cairn Housing Association, Link Housing Association and Horizon Housing Association.
Cllr Judy Hamilton, convenor of housing and communities committee, said: “This is an important step forward in providing a better service for people looking for council or housing association housing in Fife - and making it more accessible is going to give people the opportunity to try and find a home that is right for them.
“All of our teams have been working on this system for a few weeks and I’m delighted that we’re able to launch this new way of working, which helps tenants to know all of their housing options across all the Fife Housing Register partners.”
Andrew Saunders, CEO of Ore Valley Housing Association and chair of the Fife Housing Register Executive, is enthusiastic about the new service.
He added: “The completion of this website, designed to make it much easier for people to find out more about their housing options in Fife, is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when partners work together to achieve a common goal. We hope that the new website will become the place to go for information and support for everyone with an interest in housing in Fife.”
The website can be accessed at www.fifehousingregister.org.uk.