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Housing counsellors offer help and advice on various housing-related problems. Various life difficulties can be the reason for housing problems. There are different channels and service systems that offer help for these kind of difficulties, and housing counsellors may steer the customer towards these services when necessary.

A housing counsellor can help you with:

  • difficulties with paying rent  
  • threat of eviction
  • applying for allowances and benefits
  • other housing challenges

Contact us on time

  • It is important that any problems with housing are solved as early on as possible.  The housing counsellors can review your situation comprehensively. For example, they can evaluate problems with rent. When necessary, the housing counsellor can, with your permission, contact Social Services or Kela. The aim is that your situation is improved and that housing can continue as normal. Housing counsellors are committed to professional confidentiality.
  • If you would like to meet a housing counsellor, you can make an appointment with the housing counsellor in your residential area. You can contact us via telephone or e-mail. Check the contact information to find out if there is a housing consultant in your area. The e-mail addresses follow the standard form, firstname.lastname (at) hel.fi, exceptions are listed below.

Housing counsellors at local social work and social instruction units (please note that not all areas are covered):

Western district       

Eastern district    

Southern district

  • Postal codes: 00240, 00520, 00560, 00600, 00610
    Iiris Rautiainen  tel. +358 (0)9 3104 4012 
  • Postal codes: 00510, 00530, 00540, 00550, 00580, 00610  
    Anna Poikkijoki tel. +358 (0)9 3104 4014

Northern district 

  • Postal codes: 00700, 00730-00750, 00790
    Elina Uusitalo tel. +358 (0)9 3104 1210
  • Postal codes; 00710, 00720, 00760, 00770, 00790
    Sari Ylitalo tel. +358 (0)9 3102 4458


Housing counsellors in the properties of the City of Helsinki Heka Oy:
The counselling is only for residents of these properties. In urgent matters, please contact your own property or a social services unit.

  • Heka southern office:
    Kantakaupunki and Pikku Huopalahti area: Salla-Mari Pyykkönen, tel. +358 (0)9 3102 1719
    Kumpula and part of Kansanasunnot area: Iiris Rautiainen, tel. +358 (0)9 3104 4012
    Vallila and part Kansanasunnot area: Anna Poikkijoki, tel. +358 (0)9 3104 4014
  • Heka eastern office:
    Kontula area: Satu Rautiainen, tel. +358 (0)9 5767 3852, 9-10 am
    Vesala area: Maria Nordman, tel. +358 (0)9 5767 3851
    Puotila area: Mirva Sillanpää, tel. +358 (0)9 3102 3218 & +358 (0)9 5767 3854 mon & tue 9-10am
    Vuosaari area: Aino-Kaisa Valkama, tel. +358 (0)9 3102 3192
  • Heka south-eastern office:
    Laajasalo, Kulosaari and Herttoniemenranta area: Monika Veske, tel. +358 (0)9 3104 2992
    Siilitie and Roihuvuori area: Tarja Ruotsalainen, tel. +358 (0)9 3104 2993
    Myllypuro area: Mirva Sillanpää, tel. +358 (0)9 310 23218 & +358 (0)9 5767 3652, wed & thu 9-10 am
  • Heka western office:
    Haaga and part of Malminkartano area: Anna Julmala, tel. +358 (0)9 3104 2995
    Kannelmäki and part of Malminkartano area: Kirsi Heikkinen, tel. +358 (0)9 3104 2996
    Maunula area: Anne Löfgren, tel. +358 (0)9 3104 2994
  • Heka north-eastern office:
    Malmi area: Elina Uusitalo, tel. +358 (0)9 3104 1210
    Pihlajisto and Viikki area: Sari Ylitalo, tel. +358 (0)9 3102 4458
    Suutarila and Jakomäki area: Niina Vasara, tel. +358 (0)9 3102 3143





12.05.2021 13:30