Living in Finland

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Asuminen Kalajoella ja Merijärvellä

Housing in Kalajoki and Merijärvi

Rental dwelling

Kalajoki

The Town of Kalajoki has around 300 municipal rental dwellings. You can apply for municipal rental dwellings using ARA form no. 100. You can print out an application via the internet or obtain one from the town hall. When you have completed your application, send it by post or take it and the required attachments to Kiinteistö Oy Kalajoen Vuokra-asunnot Write the word "Asuntohakemus (housing application)" on the envelope.

You can collect a rental dwelling application form from:
Kalajoki Town Hall (kaupungintalo)
Kalajoentie 5, 85100 Kalajoki

Return completed forms to:
Kiinteistö Oy Kalajoen Vuokra-asunnot
Kalajoentie 5, 85100 Kalajoki

For further information on rental dwellings in Kalajoki, contact
Tel. 08 46911 or Property Manager 044 4691 325
Email: toimisto@kalajoenasunnot.fi

Merijärvi

The municipality of Merijärvi has around 50 rental dwellings. You can apply for municipal rental dwellings using ARA form no. 100. You can print out an application via the internet or obtain one from the Municipal Hall. When you have completed your application, send it by post or take it and the required attachments to the Merijärvi municipal office (Merijärven kunnantoimisto). Write the word "Asuntohakemus (housing application)" on the envelope.

Merijärvi municipal office (kunnantoimisto)
Kunnantie 1, 86220 Merijärvi

For further information on vacant rental dwellings, contact the switchboard of the municipality of Merijärvi
Tel. 044 477 6200

Housing can be applied for at any time.

Read more: Rental dwelling.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Rental housingFinnish

You can also search for rental dwellings from the following housing websites:

linkkiSearch for rental dwellings:
vuokraovi.comFinnish | English

linkkiSearch for rental dwellings:
oikotie.fiFinnish

Owner-occupied housing

Most Finns live in owner-occupied dwellings, in other words in dwellings they themselves own. If you buy your own dwelling, it is often less expensive in the long term than living in a rental dwelling.

Read more: Owner-occupied housing.

Temporary housing

The Kalajoki Sand Dunes (Kalajoen Hiekkasärkät) tourist resort has several hotels, holiday homes and apartments, as well as campsites for temporary stays. The area has a total of around 12,000 beds.

Read more: Temporary housing.

linkkiKalajoki Tourism Association:
Visitkalajoki.fiFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian

Accommodation in a crisis situation

If you become homeless due to a crisis or accident, contact the Social Security Centre of Kalajoki (Kalajoen kaupungin perusturvakeskus).

Address: Tohtorintie 4, 2nd Floor, 85100 Kalajoki
Tel. 044 469 1266, Mon–Fri 12 noon–1 pm

Read more: Accommodation in a crisis situation.

Supported and service housing

Service housing is intended for people who can no longer live in their own home and need round-the-clock care and attention. Service housing can be long or short term. You can apply for service housing using the service housing application form, available from the Verkko advisory service (Neuvontapiste Verkko).

Neuvontapiste VERKKO (Kalajoki-Merijärvi)
Kalajoentie 12, 85100 Kalajoki
Open Mon–Thu 9 am–11 am
Tel. 044 469 1595

Neuvontapiste VERKKO (Himanka region)
Raumankarintie 2, 68100 Himanka
Open Mon–Fri 9 am–11 am
Tel. 044 469 1857

Further information:
Social Security Centre of Kalajoki (Kalajoen Perusturvakeskus)
Tohtorintie 4 (2nd Floor)
85100 Kalajoki

Read more: Supported and service housing.

Homelessness

If you end up homeless, contact the social welfare office at the Social Security Centre of Kalajoki (Kalajoen Perusturvakeskus).

Address: Tohtorintie 4, 2nd Floor, 85100 Kalajoki
Tel. 044 469 1266, Mon–Fri 12 noon–1 pm

Read more: Accommodation in a crisis situation.

Housing allowance

If you are on a low income, you may be eligible to receive housing allowance from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Kela. You can apply for housing allowance at a Kela office.

Kalajoki Kela Office (Kela Kalajoen toimisto)
Kalajoentie 29, 85100 Kalajoki

Kela Himanka citizens' service point (Himangan yhteispalvelupiste)
Leipämäentie 4, 68100 Himanka

Check the opening hours of Kela offices on Kela's website. You can also apply for housing allowance online.

Read more: Housing allowance.

linkkiKela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland):
Search for a customer service pointFinnish | Swedish | English

Waste management and recycling

Waste which cannot be placed in your own building's waste containers can be taken to recycling or collection points. Waste such as metal, glass, cardboard and paper can be taken to recycling points (kierrätyspisteet). Hazardous waste, such as oils, fluorescent tubes, batteries, paints and domestic appliances can be taken to collection points.

The company Jätehuolto P. Pääkkönen handles waste management in the area. See the company's website for more information on waste management and recycling.

Read more: Waste management and recycling.

linkkiWaste management company Jätehuolto P. Pääkkönen:
Waste management company Jätehuolto P. PääkkönenFinnish