Right-of-occupancy housing is an intermediate form between rental housing and owner-occupied housing. Right-of-occupancy housing is state-subsidised housing. If you are interested in a right-of-occupancy apartment, you have to apply for a queue number after which you can apply for the apartments that you are interested in from the owners of the right-of-occupancy buildings. Once you have been offered an apartment and approved as a resident, you have to pay the owner of the apartment a right-of-occupancy fee and a monthly residence charge.
There are approximately 6,400 right-of-occupancy apartments completed or under construction in Espoo.
As of 1 January 2015, the municipalities of the Greater Helsinki area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Nurmijärvi, Mäntsälä, Porvoo, Sipoo, Tuusula and Vihti) have formed a joint application area.
Queue numbers applied for before 1 January 2015 are only valid in the municipalities or in the application area in which they were applied for. Queue numbers applied for after 1 January 2015 are valid in the joint application area.