Introducing ARA

ARA implements Finland's housing policy

The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) is a governmental agency of the Republic of Finland operating under the supervision of the Ministry of the Environment. ARA is an agency to implement social housing policy. ARA is an expert partner, developer and moderniser of housing and promotes ecologically sustainable, high-quality and reasonably priced housing. Read more

ARA develops housing


Homelessness in Finland 2018

At the end of 2018, there were 5,482 homeless people in Finland. Of these, 4,882 lived alone and 1,162 were long-term homeless. There were 159 homeless families. Now, for the first time, we also have information on the situation of homeless single-parent families. Read more

ARAmail 2013, kansi (iso)

Read about ARA's development projects and housing design competition ARA-home 2049 from ARAmail special issue