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Housing in Pyhäjoki

Published02.06.2022
On this page you will find information about housing and living in Pyhäjoki. In addition, you will get information about where to ask and get help, if needed.

Local information

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Rental dwelling

The municipality of Pyhäjoki both rents out and manages its own rental housing and that of the Kiinteistö Oy Hourunkoski housing company.

The apartments are mainly located close to downtown Pyhäjoki, but some terraced houses are also available further away. Explore the properties and apartments in further detail on the websites of Pyhäjoki Municipality and Hourunkoski Real Estate Company.

You can apply for available homes or homes soon to become available with an electronic or paper application form. Paper application forms are available at the Info desk in the Municipal Hall (Kuntatie 1). You can also ask for application forms in English and Russian there.

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Municipality

Rental housing

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Municipality

Hourunkoski Real Estate Company

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Municipality

Contact information

Read more: Rental home

You can also search for rental apartments on the following real estate websites:

Link redirects to another websiteSearch for rental dwellings

Vuokraovi.com (Pyhäjoki)

Link redirects to another websiteSearch for rental dwellings

Oikotie.fi (Pyhäjoki)

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.

For further information on residential plots in Pyhäjoki, see the municipality's website. You can also inquire about available plots from the municipality’s Director of Economic Development, Tel. 040 359 6007.

Link redirects to another websiteSales service for owner-occupied homes

Oikotie.fi (Pyhäjoki)

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Municipality

Plots in Pyhäjoki

Read more: Buying a home .

Temporary housing

If you need temporary housing in Pyhäjoki, see see at least the following services for further information on furnished flats for short and long-term needs.

Link redirects to another websiteVisit Pyhäjoki

Accommodation

Link redirects to another websiteAccommodation service

Airbnb (Pyhäjoki)

Link redirects to another websiteAccommodation service

Booking.com (Pyhäjoki)

Accommodation in a crisis situation

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

Social welfare office (Sosiaalitoimisto)
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, 92100 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

Link redirects to another websiteThe Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters

The Mother and Child Home and Shelter of Raahe

Read more: Housing problems

Supported and service housing

A person who cannot live independently, for example an elderly person or a disabled person can live in supported housing (tukiasuminen) or service housing (palveluasuminen). Contact the social welfare office (sosiaalitoimisto) for further information.

Social welfare office
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 your the social welfare office (sosiaalitoimisto).

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

Tips for tackling questions related to homelessness you can find also from Moniheli website.

Read more: Homelessness

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. You can apply for housing allowance at a Kela office.

Kela's Raahe office
Kauppakatu 42, 92100 Raahe

See Kela's website for office opening hours. You can also apply for housing allowance online.

Please, check the subpage ”Other languages”, too.

Read more: Housing allowance

Waste management and recycling

Every residential property must have an agreement with a waste disposal company on the collection and transport of waste. Such an agreement can apply to the property or be a joint agreement involving several properties.

Waste, such as metal and glass, which cannot be placed in your own building's waste containers, can be taken to recycling points (kierrätyspisteet).

Recycling points in Pyhäjoki:

  • Rannikon Auto ja varaosa Oy, Vihannintie 10 (vehicle batteries)
  • Annalankangas, Annalantie 1 (glass packaging, paper, small metal items)
  • Rinki-Ekopiste, Vanhatie 52 (cardboard and glass packaging, paper, small metal items)
  • Ekopiste ABC/S-Market, Kokkolantie 53 (glass and cardboard packaging, paper, small metal items)
  • Parhalahdentie 379 / Teerelä, Parhalahti (glass packaging, paper, small metal items)
  • Pirttikoski school, Pirttikoskentie 585 (glass packaging, paper, small metal items)
  • Church intersection, Vanhatie 25 (cardboard and glass packaging, paper, small metal items)
  • Yppäri service station, Kokkolantie 1116 (cardboard and glass packaging, paper, small metal items)

The sorting yard (Järvisuontie 3) operates as a self-service station from Monday to Friday 10 am–5 pm. Staff is present on odd week Mondays 2–5 pm.

During self-service hours, only card payment is possible. During staff service hours, you can also ask to be invoiced. Only some waste is subject to a charge. The sorting yard operating instructions are also available in English and Russian through the links.

Information on waste disposal is available from the municipality of Pyhäjoki's website. Vestia Oy handles waste management within the Pyhäjoki municipality.

Link redirects to another websiteMunicipality of Pyhäjoki

Waste management

Link redirects to another websiteVestia Oy

Vestia Oy

Read more: Waste and recycling

Practical support

If you need more information about the services provided by Pyhäjoki or language support, for example for an apartment viewing or in contract matters, please contact info(at)pyhajoki.fi or tervetuloa(at)pyhajoki.fi.

Read more: Housing in Finland

Financial problems

If you have financial problems, you can ask for advice and apply for financial support from Kela or your municipality's social welfare office (sosiaalitoimisto).

The diaconal work of Evangelical Lutheran parishes can also provide support in sudden need for help.

If you have debt-related problems, you can ask for advice from the financial and debt counselling department of the town of Raahe (Raahen kaupungin talous- ja velkaneuvonta).

You can check the opening hours of Kela offices on Kela's website. Many Kela benefits can also be applied online on the Kela website.

The closest Kela offices:
Kauppakatu 42, 92100 Raahe
Siikasavontie 1 A, 92400 Ruukki
Kalajoentie 29, 85100 Kalajoki

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

Financial and debt counselling department of the town of Raahe
Appointments and counselling, tel. 040 135 6810 (Tue and Wed from 9 am to 11 am, Thu from 2 pm to 3 pm)
email: velkaneuvonta(at)raahe.fi
Sovionkatu 9, 1st floor, 92100 Raahe
Service hours: Mon–Fri 9 am–12 noon and 1 pm–3 pm

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Parish

Diaconal work

Emergencies

In an emergency, always call 112.

For example, a violent situation or accident, fire or sudden medical incident can constitute an emergency.

Call the emergency number if you need the police, ambulance or fire brigade.

If you have downloaded the 112 app on your phone and make the call using the app, the Emergency Response Centre will automatically receive detailed information of where you are calling from. This will make it faster for help to reach you.

Pyhäjoki has a fire station and several volunteer rescue teams (VAPEPA). Through these teams, you can also train to become a volunteer rescue worker.

Link redirects to another websiteEmergency Responce Centre Agency Finland

When to call 112?

Link redirects to another websiteEmergency Responce Centre Agency Finland

Suomi 112 application

Link redirects to another websiteJokilaakso Rescue Department

Pyhäjoki Fire Station

Link redirects to another websiteThe Voluntary Rescue Service VAPEPA

The Voluntary Rescue Service VAPEPA

Crimes

In criminal situations, contact the police.

In an emergency, always call 112.

You can report an offence report online or at a police station.

Violence

When in need of urgent police assistance, call general emergency number 112.

If a member of your family is violent towards you or threatens you with violence, you can seek protection in the Mother and Child Home and Shelter of Raahe (Raahen ensi- ja 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
Fellmaninpuistokatu 11, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 044 28 24 211

Crisis Center Monika’s helpline is intended for immigrant women. The helpline serves in many different languages. You can call if you have experienced violence, sexual violence or threats of violence. Calling is free of charge. Crisis Center Monika can also be contacted through chat. The chat serves in Finnish, English, Russian and Arabic.

Crisis Center Monika's national helpline: 0800 05058 Mon-Fri at 9 am to 4 pm
email: info(at)monikanaiset.fi.

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s Nollalinja helps anyone who has experienced violence, their loved ones as well as professionals and authorities who need advice in their work with clients. The service is available free of charge in several languages 24/7 by phone and as a chat service on weekdays 9 am–3 pm.

Miehen Linja service helps immigrant men who are struggling with violent behaviour. The service is available in Finnish, English, French and Greek, or with the help of an interpreter.
Tel. 09 276 62899
Email: kontakti(at)lyomatonlinja.fi

Link redirects to another websiteMONIKA – Multicultural Women’s Association, Finland

MONIKA – Multicultural Women’s Association, Finland

Link redirects to another websiteFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare

Nollalinja

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Miehen linja

Discrimination and racism

Discrimination and racism are prohibited in Finland. Nevertheless, they do occur. The website of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman contains useful additional information. The site also includes a form that can be used to report discrimination you have either experienced or observed.

If you suspect that you have been discriminated against when applying for a job or at work, first try to resolve the matter at your workplace. For example, the shop steward or safety representative may be able to help you resolve the matter.

If the issue cannot be settled at work, please contact the Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety.

Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland
Albertinkatu 8, 90100 Oulu
Tel. 0295 017 500

If you have fallen victim to a racist crime, report the offence online or at a police station.

Do you need a lawyer?

State legal aid offices provide help with legal matters. The closest legal aid offices are located in Raahe and Ylivieska. The service is also available by telephone and via remote connection.

You can also use the services of private attorneys. You can search for a lawyer, for example, through the ‘Find an attorney-at-law’ service on the Finnish Bar Association website.

Oulu Legal Aid Office (Oulun oikeusaputoimisto)
Raahe Unit, Legal Aid
Address: Kruununkirjuri 2nd floor, Kummatinkatu 6, 92150 Raahe
Postal address: P.O. Box 120, 92101 Raahe
Tel. 029 56 61410
email: oulu.oikapu(at)oikeus.fi

Link redirects to another websiteOulu Legal Aid Office

Contact us

Link redirects to another websiteFinnish Bar Association

Find an attorney service