Ara's organization

Ara is part of the administrative branch of Finland´s Ministry of the Environment. Ara is governed by board of directors designated by The Finnish Government. Ara employs about 100 people.

Ara is lead by Director General Hannu Rossilahti.

Organization structure

Ara's organization comprises of Management (director general Rossilahti and director Jarmo Lindén) and four operational service units:


Grants loans and subsidies to organizations, and repair subsidies for housing companies and citizens.

Housing development and information services

Develops better ARA living and provides information services related to housing.

Monitoring and control services

Guides and controls the use of ARA homes and the implementation of affordable housing policy.

General services

Supports the prerequisites for the agency service functions in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.


Published 2013-05-28 at 16:28, updated 2023-11-14 at 12:55