Do SATO’s rental apartments have income or asset limits?

Some SATO rental homes are state-subsidised, which means assets of the person or family selected as a resident must meet the requirements set by the state. These apartments are marked with the 'Asset limitations'. The selection of tenants for these apartments is based on a needs assessment in which assets as well as housing needs and income level are used as criteria. When applying for apartments marked with an 'Asset limitaions', make sure you also fill in the sections on housing needs, assets and income.

The definite income limits in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa concerning new residents and home swappers are no longer valid, starting in 1st March 2018.

Asset limits:
As the applicant household size increases, the asset limit is raised in Helsinki and other municipalities by €5,000 per person and in Espoo, Vantaa, Jyväskylä and Tampere by €10,000 per person. In Tampere the asset limit is raised €10,000 per person, if the household size is four persons or more. The exact model for calculating the income limits can be found in Finnish on ARA's web page.

More information can be found in Finnish on ARA's web page. Our customer service, p. 020 334 443, can also help if you have trouble calculating if you fit in the limits.

Most SATO rental homes do not involve any criteria relating to assets or housing needs.