Temporary Accommodation

If you have nowhere to stay while your situation is assessed or if you cannot be interviewed right away, you can be offered temporary accommodation.

Temporary accommodation will be allocated to you by Fife Council, who try to match the accommodation to your needs where possible. This is, however, an emergency provision which means you could be placed anywhere in Fife. The accommodation will be in:

  • Scatter flats
  • A shared flat
  • A supported hostel
  • A hostel

The accommodation may be run by:

  • The council
  • A private landlord
  • A housing association
  • A voluntary organisation

Regardless of where you will be accommodated, support will either be in place or a referral to a support agency can be made for you.

Temporary accommodation is not free but you may be eligible for help from Housing Benefit or Housing Costs within Universal Credit.


To make an enquiry about temporary accommodation, call Fife Council on 0800 028 6231.

Frontline Fife can also provide further information if you think you may need temporary accommodation.

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.

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