How to apply for an apartment?
1. Rental budget
How much money you can spend for your rental costs per month? Take into account your monthly income.
2. What kind of apartment would you like to have?
Most of our apartments are studios and two-room apartments. There are also larger apartments suitable for families and roommates.
3. Check the houses and apartments!
When filling the housing application - think where you want to live and apply for many houses. By expanding your criteria, you can improve your chance to get an apartment offer from us faster.
How to apply?
1. View our apartments and houses: asunnot.nuorisosaatio.fi
2. Fill in the housing application carefully.
Make sure that all the information in the application is correct, and that you have filled all the sections. Submit an email address that is in active use.
By increasing the maximum rent and expanding your area limit, you can get a home that meets your criteria faster. In Helsinki, the average rent for studio apartment (1h+k) is € 550-600 / month, so a lower maximum rent already limits several houses/apartments from your application.
Write into the "More about the need for an apartment" text box, a free-form brief description of your current life situation and why you are looking for an apartment.
3. The housing application is valid for six months (6 months).
If your application is about to expire or your situation changes after you submit your application, please fill in a new application with updated information. The new application will automatically replace the old application.
Who can apply?
You can apply for an apartment if you are an 18-29-year-old working adult. A working student can also apply for housing from us, especially if the studies are already in their final stages.
The purpose of Nuorisosäätiö is social youth work, the development of youth education and support for the independence of young people. If there are not enough target group applicants for an apartment, we can also choose an older candidate as a resident with a temporary contract.
In Nuorisosäätiö's apartments tenants can live up to the age of 35. The lease agreement will expire automatically in the end of the month when tenant turns 35 years.
Once you have sent your application, you are included in the residential selection process. If we can offer you an apartment, we will contact you by email. Please remember to fill in a valid email address in the application. Your application is valid for six months.
You can not affect to the speed of the application process.
Apartment offer is always sent by email.
The apartment offer is generally valid for 2-3 days. During this the applicant must accept the housing offer and submit the attachments or reject the apartment offer. If the applicant does not respond to the housing offer, we consider that the applicant no longer needs an apartment.
We will request you to send us the attachments only if, we can offer you an apartment. We mainly need 2-3 attachments from the applicant:
Income: The latest salary statement (payslip)
Tax information: Pre-completed tax return (2018)
Log In to MyTax (OmaVero): vero.fi
After logging in: Home -> Tax returns and tax information -> Pre-completed tax return 2018 -> Open pdf-file
If you haven't checked the information of the Pre-completed tax return -> Check the information and make additions and corrections if needed -> Submit -> Click: Open (pdf)
From non-EU citizens we need a copy of the passport and photo of the residence permit.
In addition to the above-mentioned compulsory attachments, you can send us also other attachments connected with your housing needs. Such attachments/certificates are pregnancy certificate, study certificate and copy of the temporary lease contract.
Why do we need attachments?
For ARA-funded houses, resident selection is based on ARA's criteria. We need documents from the applicants so that we can verify the information provided with the application.
To find out more about ARA's general selection criteria for residents read Aran Asukasvalintaopas.
Signing the Lease Agreement
After accepting the housing offer, you will receive an e-mail link to sign the lease agreement. You will need online banking codes to sign the lease. You can obtain online banking codes by contacting your bank's customer service.
Before signing, check the lease agreement details and terms.
After signing the lease, you can start planning your move! Look the necessary information for moving:
The Rental Security Deposit
The deposit is mainly one month's rent. The deposit must be paid to Nuorisosäätiö by the due date and before getting the keys. When paying use the specified reference number.
In the houses below, there are lower (250€) deposit:
Lahden Aleksanterinkatu 5
Espoon Kumppaninkuja 1