A housing application serves as a home search alert
When you have a queue number, you can fill in a housing application.
NOTE: If you have a queue number for a specific municipality valid until the end of the year, we recommend you use the number by 31 December 2023 to apply for housing, as municipal numbers always take precedence over nationwide ones. However, we recommend you apply for a new national queue number in September so that you have a valid number from 1 January 2024 onwards.
If you do not have a queue number, you can apply for one using ARA’s online service.
Fill in the housing application to tell us what kind of home you are looking for and where you would like to live. A housing application is specific to a municipality/town. If you are interested in Vaso homes in several municipalities, you should submit a separate housing application in each municipality. One applicant can only have one application per municipality at a time. If you would like to change your search criteria, you can edit your existing application. There is no need to fill in a new one. Submitting a housing application or receiving a housing offer does not obligate you to do anything. The application will be valid until 31 December 2023, after which it will expire automatically.
The application serves as a search alert: you will always receive an offer whenever a home meeting your criteria goes on sale. Your application is not for a specific home or property – homes are offered in specific areas. When you have read through the information about the home, you can register to apply for it. You can register as an applicant for as many homes as you like. Note: When a purchase offer is sent to applicants who have housing applications, the bidding round is closed. No further applications are accepted for the relevant home in the application period. You can register as an applicant for as many homes as you like. Your housing search ends when you find a home.
Moving from one Vaso home to another
You need a new queue number to move to a new home. The ARA online service can provide a new queue number, or if you have a valid queue number for a specific municipality, you can use it until 31 December 2023. When you have a queue number, you can fill in a housing application.
Moving to a new home within the same residential property
You do NOT need a queue number if you want to move to a new home within the same residential property. Current residents always take precedence over other applicants.
It is important to fill in the correct application so we know you want to move to a home within the same residential property. If you would like to move to a new home within your current residential property or any other Vaso property, you must complete two housing applications: an internal move application and a normal housing application.
You can also choose to fill in the application at our office at Rauhankatu 4, Turku. You can check the opening hours of our office here.
Editing the housing application after submitting it
When you fill in a housing application online, you will receive a confirmation email. You can edit or delete the application later by logging in using the link in the email or the link below. You must register for the service using your online banking credentials. Please note that a previous application will become passive if you make a new application.
Your housing application is valid until 31 December 2023. You must renew your housing application after this date.