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Rivi värikkäitä puutalojen julkisivuja vanhassa kaupungissa
Photographer: Kokkolan kaupunki

Housing

Rental housing

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 www.kovaoy.fi   (finnish) 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.  For example:

SKV
OPKK
Asunto Björndahl Oy
Lakea Oy
NSA

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. For more information on Tankkari student housing, see  http://www.tankkari.fi/ 

Service housing

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. For more information on the housing services of the Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority of Social and Health Services Soite, see www.soite.fi/asuminen (in Finnish).