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Ara's website will be renewed on May 29th

We are renewing ara.fi tomorrow, wednesday, May 29th. During the launch of the new website, there may be service interruptions. Please prepare for possible short service interruptions throughout the day.

Please prepare for this in advance if you need ara.fi to handle matters in Ara's online services on the new website's launch day.

We apologize for any inconvenience these interruptions may cause!

Introducing ARA

Ara implements Finland's housing policy

The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (Ara) is a governmental agency of the Republic of Finland operating under the supervision of the Ministry of the Environment. Ara is an agency to implement social housing policy. Ara is an expert partner, developer and moderniser of housing and promotes ecologically sustainable, high-quality and reasonably priced housing. Read more

ARA develops housing

Queue number for applying for right-of-occupancy housing

Application process for a queue number for right-of-occupancy homes

To apply for a right-of-occupancy home, you need a queue number.

Occasional users may encounter issues during the payment process. If you experience any problems, please contact our customer service.
Customer service contact information (in Finnish)

Information about right-of-occupancy housing (only in Finnish and Swedish; ohjeet.aso.fi)

 

Publications

Homelessness in Finland 2022

At the end of 2022, there were 3,686 homeless people living alone in Finland, which is 262 less than in 2021. The number of the long-term homeless was 1,133, which marks a decrease of 185 people. This information is based on data collected from municipalities by the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA).
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