Renting and administration of HYY-owned student apartments will be transferred from Hoas to Ovenia as of 1 April 2015.
Everyone queueing for apartments at Ida Aalbergin tie 1 and Domus Academica’s B-building must place a new application starting 1 April at 8am at www.ovenia.fi/asunnot/opiskelija-asunnot. (Please note that the site will not be open before 8am April 1. The site will unfortunately be in Finnish only.)
Applications in queue for the apartments at Ida Aalbergin tie 1 and Domus Academica’s B-building will not be automatically transferred from Hoas to Ovenia. Data protection legislation prohibits transferring applicant data from one system to another: HYY and Ovenia will not receive Hoas’ data so the database must be re-created from scratch. Ovenia will process the new applications in the order in which they come in.
Current tenants of the apartments will face no changes: contracts are still in force, and procedures for monthly rental payments remain the same.
Due to changes in the rental arrangements and administration, Social Insurance Institution of Finland Kela will need to re-process the tenants' student housing supplements. This should not affect the payments of the housing supplement to the tenants. In the future however, students will have to report any changes in housing arrangements to Kela, because Ovenia will not automatically provide Kela with the information.
Sofia Lindqvist, Specialist
tel. +358 50 543 9605