Getting an accomodation is a process that requires knowledge, time and consideration.
Different organizations offer rental apartments. Youth Housing Association (NAL) and the Youth Fund offer habitation for young people in the Helsinki region. Kompassi is one of NAL’s official housing search points. Helsinki Region Student Housing Fund (HOAS) and different friendly associations offer the student apartments.
Also other organizations offer rental apartments. Metropolitan area municipalities have their own housing; in addition different societies have a lot of apartments including rental and owner-occupied dwellings. Apartments are also offered by various insurance companies and real estate management companies. Private rental housing market is usually the quickest way to obtain rental housing, then, however, rents are at market price.
When you find a suitable apartment you sign the lease. The lease should be made in written form and read carefully before signing. In any cases, it is good to know organizations that you can turn to and get help. Move Instruction includes information that relates to the practical matters of moving, which is good to remember when you move.
You can find a suitable alternative in housing market comprising owner-occupied housing and rental housing.
Sometimes life situation is such that you need help to get quickly habitation.Then you can turn to services of temporary housing and shelter.
Information about short-term housing has been collected from persons who offer summer habitation and hostels.
You can get compensation of rent payment (asumistuki), if it is high compared to your incomes. Students have their own form of housing assistance (asumislisä). Compensation of rent payment and student rent compensation are sought in Nations Pension Insurance Institution (KELA).
Immigrants can get information related to housing in the Infobank of cultural centre Caisa in many different languages. It is worth also looking through links of web sites about this theme.