Path to #Housing2030 Walking Tour in Jätkäsaari

Thursday June 16
At 16:00–17:30
Site visit / excursion
Achieving affordability and sustainability in housing
Housing Europe, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, UN-Habitat, City of Helsinki

Registration required

Target group:
Affordable and social housing providers, policymakers, academics, tenants’ organisations, homelessness advocates.

Event description:
The recent #Housing2030 report provided a detailed toolkit of policy options for the delivery of affordable housing, especially in cities. This included many examples of housing policies in Helsinki (e.g., right-of-occupancy housing, land leasing agreements, cost-based rental housing, and Housing First). 

The main goal of this event is to take what was discussed in the #Housing2030 report off of the page and into the real world, showing attendees living breathing examples of good housing policies. This will help to make the key messages of #Housing2030 more tangible for policymakers and affordable housing stakeholders.

The one-and-a-half-hour (90 minutes) walking tour includes presentations of new social and affordable housing solutions. The tour will be guided by professionals from various organisations based in Helsinki. 

We will meet at the social rental housing block Hampurinkuja 1 which is owned by Heka, a City owned housing company. The six-storey residential building has a total of 90 apartments, 70 of which are rental apartments in Heka. The building also incorporates a housing group of 20 apartments for the disabled. 

Right-of-occupancy housing is a housing form between rental housing and owner-occupied housing. We will see right-of-occupancy housing block HASO Sandis (Jätkäsaarenkuja 13). This block is owned by one of the City’s housing companies, HASO.

The walking tour will also include a short presentation of the key elements that have made the Housing First model of tackling homelessness so successful in Finland. This will be provided by a representative of the Y-Foundation. Attendees will also hear from the Housing Finance and Development Agency of Finland (ARA). ARA is essential for financing and promoting the development of affordable housing in Finland.

Starting point address: Hampurinkuja 1, 00220 Helsinki

Register for this event with the festival registration form.

Organizer's contact details:
Housing Europe
Dara Turnbull