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Housing in Kauniainen

Rental dwelling

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 dwellings

Housing rented out by companies and private persons can be found on the Internet through housing websites.

linkkiOikotie.fi:
Search for rental dwellingsFinnish

linkkiVuokraovi.com:
Search for rental dwellingsFinnish | English

City-owned rental dwellings

If you wish to apply for a city-owned rental dwelling, 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 dwelling.

Send the application to the following address:

Kauniaisten sosiaalitoimisto
PL 52
02701 Kauniainen

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
City-owned rental housingFinnish | Swedish | English

If you are a student, you may be able to rent a dwelling through HOAS, the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region.

linkkiHOAS:
Rental housing for studentsFinnish | Swedish | English

Read more: Rental housing

Owner-occupied housing

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 Owner-occupied housing.

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)
Steniuksentie 20
00320 Helsinki

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
02650 Espoo
tel. (09) 819 55360
turvatalo.espoo(at)redcross.fi

Read more: Accommodation in a crisis situation

linkkiPääkaupungin Turvakoti ry:
Help for victims of domestic violenceFinnish

linkkiThe Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters:
Information on shelters and mother and child homesFinnish

linkkiThe Finnish Red Cross:
Youth sheltersFinnish | Swedish | English

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. These services include meal services and transport services, for example.

Individuals incapable of independent living can reside in institutional care. Such institutions in Kauniainen are

  • Villa Breda Nursing Home
  • Villa Anemone Care Home
  • Tammikumpu in-patient ward of the health centre

You can request more information on home-care support services and living in institutional care from Kauniainen Social Welfare Office (sosiaalitoimisto). Contact information for the social welfare office:

Street address: City Hall, Kauniaistentie 10
Postal address: P.O.Box 52, 02701 Kauniainen
Tel. (09) 5056 256

Read more: Supported and service housing

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
Information about home care support servicesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
Information about living in an institutionFinnish | Swedish

Waste management and recycling

Read more about sorting waste on the InfoFinland page Waste management and recycling.

linkkiHelsinki Region Environmental Services Authority:
Sorting instructionsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiKierrätys.info:
Waste collection pointsFinnish