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Asuminen Kokkolassa

Housing in Kokkola

Rental dwelling

An application for a rental flat by the city of Kokkola can be completed and sent online. Attachments to the application must be submitted when a flat is offered to an applicant, or they can also be submitted earlier.

An application for a flat can also be submitted on paper. You can get an application form from Kokkolan Vuokra Asunnot Oy's office, where an application for a rental flat can also be submitted.

Kokkolan Vuokra Asunnot Oy
Kustaa Aadolfinkatu 1
67100 Kokkola
Telephone: 040 1817 400

Kokkolan Talohoito Oy
Mäntynäädänkatu 6
67800 Kokkola
Telephone: 040 1817 400

Student housing is leased by Kiinteistöyhtiö Tankkari, which offers furnished rooms in a shared flat and flats for families. A family flat is an unfurnished flat that is leased only to persons who belong to the same household. Both couples and single students can apply for studio flats.

Kt Oy Tankkari
Kustaa Aadolfinkatu 1
67100 Kokkola
Telephone: 040 1817 400
Fax: 06 831 6899

Further information: Rental dwelling.

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Rental housingFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Application for rental housing in the city of KokkolaFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Rental housing by districtFinnish | Swedish

linkkiKiinteistö Oy Tankkari (Tankkari Real Estate Company):
Student housingFinnish | English

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Private rented flatsFinnish | Swedish

Owner-occupied housing

Most Finns live in owner-occupied housing, in other words in properties they themselves own. If you buy your own property, it is often more profitable in the long term than living in a rental property. You can find information on flats for sale, for example, from estate agencies, local newspapers and housing websites.

Further information: Owner-occupied housing.

Temporary housing

There are several accommodation alternatives in the Kokkola region. Contact information is available below.

Further information: Temporary housing.

linkkiKokkola tourism:
Accommodation in KokkolaFinnish | Swedish | English

Accommodation in a crisis situation

If you become homeless because of a crisis or an accident, please contact Kokkolan Vuokra Asunnot Oy or the Housing Office.

If your home has been damaged as a result of a fire or water damage, for example, home insurance can, in some cases, cover part of the additional living expenses. Contact your insurance company as soon as the damage occurs.

If a member of your family uses violence against you or threatens to do so, you can contact the Kokkola mother and child shelter. You can call the shelter at any time. You do not have to give your name when you call.

Kokkola mother and child shelter
Sairaalakatu 9, 67100 Kokkola
Telephone: 044 336 0056

Further information: Accommodation in a crisis situation.

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Rental housingFinnish | Swedish

linkkiKokkola mother and child shelter:
Kokkola mother and child shelterFinnish

Supported and service housing

There are both housing services arranged by the Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite and private serviced flats for the elderly. Service housing for the elderly is meant for persons over the age of 65 who require continuous treatment and care. Service housing is suitable for persons who can no longer live independently at home with the help of services provided to them there. You can receive further information on housing services arranged by the Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite from the Service Coordination Centre of the Joint Municipal Authority, telephone 040 806 5093, for example.

Flats are offered to disabled persons and persons who are recovering from mental problems where the special needs of the occupants have been taken into consideration.

Home care support services are available to persons who have difficulties coping without help, such as elderly persons and disabled persons. Such services include, for example, meal services and transport services. The objective of home care is to offer safe treatment and care and to support customers' ability to function and live independent lives.

Further information: Supported and service housing.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Service Coordination Centre Finnish | Swedish

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Home care services for senior citizensFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Supported housing and service homes for senior citizensFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Housing services for people with disabilitiesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Social counsellingFinnish | Swedish

Homelessness

If you become homeless, please contact Kokkolan Vuokra Asunnot Oy or the Housing Office.

Further information: Accommodation in a crisis situation.

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Rental housingFinnish | Swedish

Waste management and recycling

Biowaste refers for example to:

  • food waste
  • stale and dry food supplies
  • fruit and vegetable peels

Biowaste must be packed into black plastic bags that are a maximum of 40 litres. A full bag must be closed carefully.

Energy waste refers for example to:

  • diapers and sanitary towels
  • baking paper, napkins and wet wipes
  • clothes (except shoes, rainwear and leather)
  • plastic toys and plastic utility articles, such as dish brushes and toothbrushes.

Energy waste is packed into light-coloured bags (such as a regular shopping bag) and the bag is closed tightly.

You can take all waste for which your house does not have a collection container to recycling drop-off points. Please check the types of waste the recycling drop-off point accepts in advance.

You can find more information on waste management in the Kokkola region on the Kokkola city website and on the municipal waste management company, Ab Ekorosk Oy´s website.

Further information: Waste management and recycling.

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Waste management and recycling (Asunnon jätehuolto) Finnish | Swedish

linkkiAb Ekorosk Oy:
Waste management companyFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | French | Somali | Chinese | Arabic | Vietnamese | Polish | Croatian