Task force rejects proposal to check incomes of tenants in state-subsidised flats
Finland will not verify the income and assets of tenants in state-subsidised flats or adopt fixed-term tenancy agreements for them, a task force led by Hannele Pokka, a permanent secretary at the Ministry of the Environment, states in a proposal presented to Pia Viitanen (SDP), the Minister of Housing, on Tuesday. The Ministry of Finance has submitted a minority report on the proposal.
The Ministry of Finance believes the earnings of tenants in state-subsidised flats should be verified regularly because studies show that roughly six per cent of the tenants belong to the two highest income brackets. Therefore, the state subsidies fail to reach those who need them the most, the ministry argues.