Kingdom is one of the Fife Housing Register (FHR) partners and we are pleased to announce that a new website, to help people looking for social housing in Fife, is being launched in June, by the FHR partners.
Matthew Busher, Head of Housing with Kingdom, who is a member of the FHR Executive Group said. ‘the housing needs in Fife continue to grow and with over 11,000 applicants on the register for housing, the housing options available to them can often be confusing and the new website should help everyone looking for a home, to consider the options and make the process more user friendly.’
The website 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;
•How to manage and maintain your tenancy
•Needing a bigger or smaller home
•leaving armed forces;
•if you were not born in the UK;
The website also allows you to:
•complete a housing options assessment to see what housing options suit your needs
•apply to the FHR for housing
•Search for available homes
•Contact any of the FHR partners
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 FHR Executive is enthusiastic about the new service and commented – ‘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