The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) awards repair grants from the state's funds for repairing flats of elderly and disabled people to support living at home. A grant can be received by a person who owns a residential building, a flat or shares in a housing company that provide entitlement to possession. If the owner of the building or flat is not responsible for its maintenance, the grant can be awarded to the person responsible for the maintenance. A grant is not awarded for costs that are to be paid by the housing company. A grant is only awarded for an operation for which the applicant has no right to receive other public support.