The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland, ARA, has major responsibility for the implementation of Finnish housing policy. ARA belongs to the administrative branch of the Ministry of the Environment.
ARA grants subsidies, grants and guarantees for housing and construction and controls and supervises the use of the ARA housing stock. In addition, ARA participates in projects related to the development of housing and expertise in the housing market, and produces information services for the industry.
ARA is an expert partner, developer and moderniser of housing and promotes ecologically sustainable, high-quality and reasonably priced housing. ARA’s operating principle is: everyone is entitled to comfortable housing.
EFL is a unique network in Europe which combines the expertise and core activities of (social) housing companies, private companies and academic institutes. EFL has currently (2020) over 70 members and associates from 14 European countries.
European Federation for Living
P.O. box 67065
1060 JB Amsterdam
Inspire, colaborate and work together?
As member or associate of EFL you get entrance to a unique network in the housing sector, offering opportunities for cooperation and doing business. Housing companies, both in the social housing and private sector can sign up as a member. Companies in the chain of value creation within the housing industry and development can apply for an asscoiated partnership. EFL is also open for scientific institutes and public organisations.