Cairn Housing Association

Cairn Housing Association

Cairn Housing Association is one of Scotland’s largest providers of affordable homes. We have been serving communities across the whole of Scotland for over 25 years. We have almost 3,500 homes across 24 local authorities – making us one of Scotland’s most geographically diverse social landlords. In Fife, we have retirement properties in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Rosyth and we have general needs or amenity properties in Kirkcaldy, Cowdenbeath, Kelty & Burntisland.

Our mission is simple: “To provide quality affordable homes and services, with our communities and partners, throughout Scotland.”

We are a 100% Fife Housing Register nomination partner.

Further information can be found on our website, or you can email an enquiry to

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Due to service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently unable to process new housing applications or changes to existing applications within normal timescales. If you applied for housing from March 2020 there may also be a significant delay in your application being assessed.

If you are homeless, or need somewhere to stay urgently, please call 0800 028 6231 so we can discuss your housing options.

To complete an online housing application you will need to register for a secure account on Fife Direct. If you already have an account, login in using your existing details.

If you already have an application and you need to update your circumstances, please do not submit a new application. Please log back onto your online application for housing and update the information required. If you have moved address please complete every section of the application, taking into account your new housing circumstances.

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