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Asuminen Siikajoella

Housing in Siikajoki

Rental dwelling

There are rental dwellings in the villages of Ruukki, Luohua, Paavola, Revonlahti and Siikajoki.

You can apply for municipal rental dwellings. Fill in an application form at the municipal housing office (kunnanviraston asuntotoimisto) or print out the form (pdf) from the municipality's website.

Municipal Office (Kunnanvirasto )
Siikasavontie 1 A, 92400 Ruukki
Tel. 040 3156 299

The municipal website also provides instructions for applying for rental dwellings. Siikajoki's rental dwellings are available for everybody to apply for. The municipal housing queue is short.

Send your application to the address:

Ruukin vuokratalot Oy
Siikasavontie 1 A
92400 RUUKKI

Pytinki rental dwellings are available for everybody to apply for. Additional information and the application form are available on the Pytinki website.

You can also rent a dwelling from a private lessor. Dwellings that are available for rental are advertised on the municipality's website and in local newspapers. If you are looking for a rental dwelling, you can also place an advertisement yourself. The rent for a privately owned rental dwelling is agreed between the tenant and the landlord.

Read more: Rental dwelling.

linkkiRuukin Pytingit:
Ruukin PytingitFinnish | English

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

Within the municipality of Siikajoki, temporary housing is provided by the Red House of Pökkylä (Pökkylän Punanen Tupa) in the village of Luohua, Törmälä Estate (Törmälän tila) in the village of Siikajoenkylä and Taukokartano in the village of Revonlahti.

Read more: Temporary housing.

linkkiPökkylän Punanen Tupa:
Pökkylän Punanen TupaFinnish

linkkiTörmälä Estate (Törmälän tila):
Törmälä Estate (Törmälän tila)Finnish

linkkiNeste Oil Revonlahti:
MotelFinnish

Accommodation in a crisis situation

If you become homeless due to a crisis or accident, contact the social welfare office.

Social welfare office
Rantakatu 8 E, 3rd floor, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 040 135 8021, 8 am–11 am on weekdays

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

If a member of your family is violent towards you or threatens you with violence, you can seek protection in a shelter (turvakoti). You can call a shelter at any time of the day or night. You do not need to give your name when you call.

Mother and Child Home and Shelter of Raahe
Fellmannin puistokatu 11, Raahe
Tel. 08 221 202

If you are young and experiencing problems at home, you can contact The Emergency Youth Shelters (Nuorten turvatalot) maintained by the Finnish Red Cross. The nearest shelter is in Tampere.

Tampere Emergency Youth Shelter
Hämeenkatu 22 C, 33200 Tampere
Tel. 040 556 6661
Email:
turvatalo.tampere(at)redcross.fi

Read more: Accommodation in a crisis situation.

linkkiThe Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters:
The Mother and Child Home and Shelter of RaaheFinnish | Swedish | English

Supported and service housing

In Finland, supported housing (tukiasuminen) and service housing (palveluasuminen) are available to those in need of support in living independently, such as elderly or disabled persons.

Contact the social welfare office for further information.

Siikasavontie 1 A, 92400 Ruukki
Tel. 040 135 7913, 9 am–10 am on weekdays

or

Rantakatu 8 E, 3rd floor, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 040 135 8021, 8 am–11 am on weekdays

Read more: Supported and service housing.

Homelessness

If you end up homeless, contact the social welfare office (sosiaalitoimisto).

Social Welfare Office:

Siikasavontie 1 A, 92400 Ruukki
Tel. 040 135 7913, 9 am–10 am on weekdays

or

Rantakatu 8 E, 3rd floor, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 040 135 8021, 8 am–11 am on weekdays

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. To apply for a housing allowance, fill in an application form and submit it at the secondary local office of Kela situated in the Ruukki Municipal Office, open on Mondays from 10 am to 3 pm.

The secondary local office of Kela in Ruukki (Kelan Ruukin sivuvastaanotto)
Siikasavontie 1 A, 92400 Ruukki

See Kela's website for office opening hours. 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 points. Such waste includes, for example, metal, glass or poisonous chemicals. Check in advance what kind of waste the recycling station accepts.

The pharmacy of Siikajoki in Ruukki accepts medical waste.

Information on the recycling points closest to you is available on the municipal website of Siikajoki.

Read more: Waste management and recycling.

linkkiMunicipality of Siikajoki:
Waste managementFinnish