General housing allowance
A household comprises the persons sharing living quarters. The housing allowance is granted to the household collectively.
Besides the housing costs, the amount of the housing allowance depends on the following:
- the number of adults and children in the household
- the municipality in which their home is located
- income per month before taxes.
Kela pays housing benefits for acceptable housing costs such as the rent.
Learn more about acceptable housing costs.
You can estimate the amount of housing allowance you would be entitled to with this calculator (in Finnish).