Emergency housing

Emergency housing refers to short-term accommodations typically lasting one night.

We provide emergency housing services to single individuals and childless couples residing in Helsinki. These services are available at the Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre's emergency housing service, as well as at the emergency housing facilities on Lauttasaari. Emergency housing is intended for one night.

To access emergency housing, you can contact the Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre by phone or visit us in person at Hietaniemenkatu 5 B.

All our emergency housing locations are open 17.00-9.00. The overnight stay is free of charge and includes breakfast.

For undocumented migrants, emergency housing services are provided at Inarintie. You can seek assistance by visiting our Special Services for Immigrants Unit at the Kalasatama Health and Well-being Centre on weekdays from 9.00-16.00. If you get lost on your way, the reception desk staff on the first floor is ready to help you. In urgent cases during evenings after 20.00 or weekends, you can contact the Inarintie staff directly to inquire about available beds. The address is Inarintie 8, Helsinki.

Furthermore, emergency housing services for Romani people are also available at Inarintie 8, Helsinki. The mobile population can directly visit the Inarintie location between 17.00-9.00 to access emergency housing services.

Additional information about accessing emergency housing

Here, you can stay for one night at a time in a shared room. It's important to note that being intoxicated does not prevent you from accessing emergency housing. However, you should be capable of taking care of yourself, including being able to move around and attend to personal hygiene independently. 

 

  1. You can book an emergency housing place on Hietaniemenkatu by calling or visiting us in advance 

    Book an emergency housing place by calling or visiting the Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre at 9.00–16.00. 

    Call +358 9 310 46628(Link starts a phone call)Call +358 9 310 46628 (Link starts a phone call)

    If you have booked a place in advance, you must arrive between 17.00–20.00.  

    See the Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre’s contact information 

  2. You can also come to stay overnight on Hietaniemenkatu without booking a place 

    You can also get an emergency housing place just by showing up. The Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre accepts overnight visitors between 17.00–3.00.  

    See the Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre’s contact information 

    You must leave the emergency housing premises by 9.00. The overnight stay is free of charge and includes breakfast. 

The Lauttasaari emergency housing is specifically designed for unhoused individuals. It's important to note that being intoxicated does not prevent you from accessing emergency housing. However, you should be capable of taking care of yourself, including being able to move around and attend to personal hygiene independently. 

  1. To access the emergency housing on Lauttasaari, you should get in touch with the Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre.

    You can reach us either by phone or by visiting our Hietaniemenkatu location.  

    Our dedicated staff members are available to assist you and guide you to the appropriate housing option that best suits your needs. 

    +358 9 310 46628(Link starts a phone call)

    See the Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre’s contact information 

  2. Arriving at the emergency housing on Lauttasaari

    From the Hietaniemenkatu Service Centre, you are steered to the emergency housing on Lauttasaari. The Lauttasaari location is open 17.00–9.00. The address is Lahnalahdentie 7, 00200 Helsinki.

    The overnight stay is free of charge and includes breakfast. 

The emergency housing on Inarintie is intended for the Romani people, originating mainly from Bulgaria and Romania. The location is open during the coldest time of the year, usually from October to April.  Go directly to the housing location starting at 17.00. The address is Inarintie 8. 

More information about the emergency housing on Inarintie is available on the Rinnekodit website(Link leads to external service)

The emergency housing locations are open until 9.00. The overnight stay is free of charge and includes breakfast. 

Emergency housing services for undocumented migrants are located on Inarintie.   

  1. The emergency housing on Inarintie is accessed through Special Services for Immigrants 

    Seek emergency housing by visiting the Special Services for Immigrants Unit Mon–Fri 9.00–16.00. The service is located at the Kalasatama Health and Well-being Centre at Työpajankatu 14 A. The reception desk staff on the first floor is ready to help you find your way.  

    See the contact information of Special Services for Immigrants 

  2. In the evenings or during weekends, you can ask about bed availability directly from the emergency housing on Inarintie 

    In urgent cases, in the evenings after 20.00 or during weekends, contact the Inarintie staff directly and ask if they have an available bed. The address is Inarintie 8. 

    More information about the emergency housing on Inarintie is available on the Rinnekodit website(Link leads to external service)  

    The emergency housing locations are open 17.00–9.00. The overnight stay is free of charge and includes breakfast. 

You can also find this page at hel.fi/emergency-housing.

Service points

Hietaniemenkatu service centre

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 5 B, 00100 Helsinki

Special Services for Immigrants, Kalasatama Health and Well-being Centre

Address: Työpajankatu 14 A, 00580 Helsinki