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ISHF 2022

The international ISHF2022 event inspired and energised

Summery Helsinki provided an inspiring backdrop, while the magnificent festival atmosphere enchanted the participants, at the International Social Housing Festival, focusing on affordable and state-subsidised housing, on 14-17 June. The event, hosted by ARA and the City of Helsinki, saw nearly 1,000 participants from dozens of countries worldwide. Read more

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 2021

At the end of 2021, there were 3,950 homeless people living alone in Finland, which is 390 less than in 2020.
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ARAmail 2013, kansi (iso)

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