Other housing legislation

Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland

Most housing policy subsidies falling under the administrative branch of the Ministry of the Environment are issued by the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA), which operates under the Ministry of the Environment.

  • Act on the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland 71/2007 (Finlex, in Finnish)
  • Government Decree on the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland 285/2007 (Finlex, in Finnish)

Housing Fund of Finland

Most of the housing policy subsidies within the area of responsibility of the Ministry of the Environment are granted from the Housing Fund of Finland.

  • Act on the Housing Fund of Finland 1144/1989 (Finlex)
  • Government Decree on the Housing Fund of Finland 286/2007 (Finlex, in Finnish)

Municipal infrastructure subsidies

Municipalities that have entered into a land use, housing and transport contract (a MAL contract) are eligible for grants for the construction of infrastructure in new residential areas and supplementary construction areas.

  • Government Decree on State Subsidies for Public Utilities Construction in Residential Areas Granted in 2016–2019 267/2016 (Finlex, in Finnish), Memorandum 6 April 2016 (in Finnish)

Developing housing conditions

The duties of the state and local authorities concerning the development of housing conditions are laid down in a separate Act.

  • Act on Developing Housing Conditions 919/1985 (Finlex)
Published 2013-03-27 at 17:29, updated 2019-07-30 at 9:48