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Job-related housing

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  • Helsinki
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Job-related housing is especially distributed to employees in the labour shortage sectors, but all employees can apply for and receive housing. The order of priority of occupational titles in the labour shortage sectors is reviewed every three months.

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To whom and on what terms

In the selection of residents, applicants who need housing the most urgently, the least wealthy and those on the lowest incomes are prioritised.

Applicants must be employed by the City of Helsinki.

Background information

A person looking for rental housing may make enquiries with the municipality. Rental housing units owned by municipalities mostly are rental housing built on state support, to which resident selection criteria laid down in law apply.

While the municipalities do not have a statutory duty to offer rental housing to their residents, developing housing conditions in their area is part of the municipalities’ tasks. The purpose of the development of housing conditions is to ensure that the inhabitants of the municipality have access to reasonable housing. Most municipalities have rental housing units built and offer them for rent to the residents, either directly or through a rental housing company established by the municipality.

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City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Text edited by: Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 1/10/2023