Armed Forces

The Fife Housing Register Partnership is committed to supporting veterans and to help them secure settled accommodation after being discharged from the Armed Forces.

Our properties are allocated using a points system and if you are being discharged from the Armed Forces or can no longer stay in forces accommodation you are entitled to 75 points.

You are entitled to keep these points until you have been:

  • Allocated a property
  • Secured your own settled accommodation
  • Removed/withdrawn from the housing list.

This includes anyone who has been discharged for a number of years but who has not secured settled accommodation.

Settled accommodation is:

  • A secure tenancy held solely or jointly in the forces applicants name – ie, a Local Authority/Council tenancy or Housing Association tenancy
  • A privately owned home, including shared ownership
  • A Private Residential Tenancy

You will be asked to provide proof that you have been discharged from the armed forces when you apply for housing.

The Scottish Government have also published:

A Scottish housing guide for people leaving the Armed Forces and ex-service personnel


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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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