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Rivi värikkäitä puutalojen julkisivuja vanhassa kaupungissa
Photographer: Kokkolan kaupunki


Rental housing

Kokkola is a great place to live.

Kokkola is a city of 48,000 inhabitants in Central Ostrobothnia on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia. This developing and constantly growing seaside city offers its residents a safe and inviting living environment. Founded in 1620, Kokkola is the financial, administrative, educational and cultural epicentre of Central Ostrobothnia.

Kokkolan Vuokra-Asunnot Oy is a company owned by the City of Kokkola, which offers affordable rental apartments in an urban environment. At the moment, the company has approximately 1300 rental apartments all over the city. As a result of municipal mergers, Kokkolan Vuokra-Asunnot Oy has also taken over rental apartments in the areas of the former municipalities of Kälviä, Lohtaja and Ullava.

When you are looking for a new home, it is a good idea to fill out an application well in advance, as the available apartments are only offered to persons and families who are registered as home seekers. You can apply for apartments online at or by filling out an application form provided by Kokkolan Vuokra-Asunnot Oy. In addition to the apartment selection of Kokkolan Vuokra-Asunnot Oy, there are also many housing agencies and private persons who offer rental apartments in Kokkola.


Student housing

Kokkola is a youthful city with a wide range of educational opportunities. In fact, students residing here increase the local population numbers significantly. It is easy to spot the happy, life-loving students on the streets. Kiinteistö Oy Tankkari has been providing students with housing choices for over 30 years.

Kt Oy Tankkari was founded in 1976 and its main purpose is to build, maintain and lease apartments for students. Tankkari is an affiliated company of the City of Kokkola. The student housing office is located in the facilities of the Centria University of Applied Sciences at the address Talonpojankatu 2. The company has currently five apartment buildings, 500 residents and just under 500 apartments.

Tankkari offers its customers housing in furnished shared apartments and family apartments ranging from studios to three-room apartments. The family apartments (from studios to three-room apartments) are unfurnished apartments which are only rented to families. The studios are available to married and unmarried couples and single students alike. The shared apartments are rented out furnished. For more information on student housing, see

The Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority of Social and Health Services Soite offers housing services for sheltered housing and institutional care, for people with intellectual disabilities or physical disabilities and for mental health rehabilitants. Service housing and institutional care are ways of ensuring individual, home-like living for persons over the age of 65 who need care around the clock and can no longer cope in their own home with the services provided for them. Housing services for persons with intellectual or physical disabilities are always organised in accordance with the person’s individual needs when the person is incapable of living independently and coping in their own home. The housing and support services for mental health rehabilitants in the Soite area offer outpatient rehabilitation in Siilinpesä in Kokkola, rental housing in the halfway house Puolivälinkoti, and home rehabilitation services. For more information on the housing services of the Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority of Social and Health Services Soite, see (in Finnish).