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The goal of the Ministry of the Environment is for housing conditions to meet people’s housing needs and for the real estate market to function properly. Housing policy enhances the opportunities of all people to find housing to suit their situation in life, along with promoting sustainable development, the functionality of society and the labour market, and possibilities for social engagement among residents.

The housing team of the Ministry of the Environment’s Department of the Built Environment is in charge of housing-related matters. The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) grants subsidies, support and guarantees related to housing and building, and also steers and controls the use of the ARA housing stock.

Published 2013-07-30 at 13:18, updated 2018-07-17 at 16:51