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Supervision of tenant selection

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  • Helsinki
  • Public service

We supervise tenant selection to ensure that apartments go to the persons who need them the most. At the same time, we ensure that a diverse tenant structure is maintained in rental buildings and residential areas. In practice, the supervision takes place through reports submitted by the companies and associations that own ARA rental apartments on their tenant selections to the Housing Services un ...

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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.

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. Most municipalities have had rental housing units built and offer them for rent to the residents, either directly or through a rental housing company established by the municipality.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Text edited by: Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 30/3/2023