The Hämeenlinna Student Housing Foundation has provided the Hämeenlinna area with housing services for students of various educational facilities since 1987. Our most notable benefactor is the city of Hämeenlinna, which has designated several properties to the foundation, such as Visakylä and Mäyränkylä, as well as organising the initial funding for our development projects. In the Autumn of 2004, our foundation expanded its operation to Forssa, where a 94-apartment project was finished, and in the Summer of 2005 we also expanded into Riihimäki, where we have 139 apartments.
The foundation collects rent for all the apartments it manages based on the rates of the rest of the city. Rental prices are average 282 euros per residence (shared dorms) in Hämeenlinna. Single-room apartments cost between 387 – 427 €/month, single-room + kitchen around 454 €/month, double-room apartments around 594 €/month and triple-room apartments around 665 – 694 €/month. The rent includes all housing related services, such as electricity, water and internet. Riihimäki rentals are on average 235 – 299 € (dorm) and single-room apartments start at 348 €/month. Forssa rentals starts at 228 €/month (dorm) and single-room apartments start at 319 €/month.
All of our residences are located in prime areas with excellent connections to public transportation. There are also great connections between educational facilities and local towns and villages.
The foundation board has three student members, one of whom is selected by the residents themselves. The administration is assisted in residency affairs by a residents committee, which is comprised of representatives selected by each individual unit. The foundation organises regular residents nights and different events to improve housing quality and information flow.
The most typical type of housing available from the foundation is a double-room flat, which is suitable for two people sharing or a small family. Most of the apartments come with basic furniture. All residences have access to washing-, sauna- and recreational facilities, which the foundation has equipped according to the wishes of the residents.
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