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The prices for rented housing in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are high. Housing rented out by the cities is more affordable than that rented out by companies and private persons.
Private rental housing
Housing rented out by companies and private persons can be found on the Internet through housing websites.
City-owned rental housing
If you wish to apply for a city-owned rental housing, please fill in an application form. You can obtain the relevant form from the information point of the Kauniainen City Hall, the Social Welfare Office or the website of the City of Kauniainen. The city website also provides instructions on how to apply for a rental housing.
Send the application to the following address:
If you are a student, you may be able to rent a flat through HOAS, the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region.
Read more: Rental housing
Buying a home
There are many advertisements on the Internet for housing for sale. Apartment prices in Kauniainen are quite high.
Read more about buying a dwelling on the InfoFinland page Buying a home.
Accommodation in a crisis situation
If you become homeless due to a crisis or accident, contact the Social Welfare Office.
If a member of your family uses violence against you or threatens to do so, you can contact a shelter.
Pääkaupunkiseudun turvakoti (Helsinki Metropolitan Area Shelter)
You can call the shelter at all hours of the day, the telephone number is (09) 477 180. You do not have to give your name when calling.
If you are young and have problems at home, you can contact a youth emergency shelter of the Finnish Red Cross. The nearest emergency shelter is in Espoo.
Youth Emergency Shelter
Läkkisepänkuja 2 A 14
tel. (09) 819 55360
Supported and service housing
Home-care support services are available to those individuals, such as elderly and disabled people, who have difficulty coping with day-to-day activities without assistance.
Individuals incapable of independent living can reside in institutional care.
You can request more information on home-care support services and living in institutional care from Kauniainen Social Welfare Office (sosiaalitoimisto).
Street address: City Hall, Kauniaistentie 10
Postal address: P.O.Box 52, 02701 Kauniainen
Tel. (09) 5056 256
Read more: Supported and service housing
Waste and recycling
Read more about sorting waste on the InfoFinland page Waste and recycling.