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  • Removed/withdrawn from the housing list.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


Service Update

November 2023 - Customer Survey

We want to hear from you! Fife Housing Register are running a customer survey from November 2023 to January 2024. We want to hear from applicants who have either completed their housing journey with us or are currently on our waiting list. Your answers could help us improve our service in the future. Please see the below link to the survey;


June 2023 - The Fife Housing Register Team have moved base from New City House, Dunfermline to Brunton House, Cowdenbeath. Any Post being sent to the FHR Team should be sent to the following;

Fife Housing Register Team, Cowdenbeath Customer Service Centre, Brunton House, High Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QU.

Alternatively you can;-