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Programmes and strategies – Housing

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The Government Programme aims to support sustainable urban development and increase the volume of housing construction in growing urban areas so that we can better respond to the growing demand for housing, bring housing prices down to a reasonable level and facilitate the mobility of the labour force.

By increasing the production of state-subsidised, reasonably priced housing, we can supplement the supply of market-driven and private housing and stabilise fluctuations in the market. We will take into account the importance and special needs of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Urban policy will focus on the prevention of segregation and the development of suburban areas. We will renovate the existing building stock to be more energy-efficient and less reliant on carbon.

The goal of ecologically, socially and economically sustainable long-term housing policy is to increase the supply of a diverse range of housing in growing areas. At the same time, the majority of Finland consists of areas with shrinking populations, where the housing needs of the ageing population are becoming more significant. We must look after the development of housing conditions in all of Finland.

We will take into account the housing needs of different age groups and population groups. We will ensure that there is sufficient state support for housing for special groups and develop communal housing. We will halve homelessness during the government term and eradicate homelessness within two government terms, in other words, by 2027.

Published 2013-07-09 at 10:51, updated 2019-06-11 at 9:34