Housing in Kokkola
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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
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
Telephone: 040 193 6468
Further information: Rental home.
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Buying a home
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: Buying a home.
There are several accommodation alternatives in the Kokkola region. Contact information is available below.
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: Housing.
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.
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If you become homeless, please contact Kokkolan Vuokra Asunnot Oy or the Housing Office.
Further information: Homelessness.
Waste management and recycling
Biowaste refers for example to:
- food waste
- stale and dry food supplies
- fruit and vegetable peels
Separated biowaste is packed in a paper bag, a newspaper folded bag, or a plastic bag that is a maximum of 30 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.
Separated energy waste is packed in a standard plastic or paper bag that is a maximum of 30 litres. 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.