It is impossible to tell an exact duration of application period. Our apartments are rarely empty but they become vacant as residents move away. The queuing time depends on the location, size, and rent level of the apartment, and the applicant’s situation.
The homeless and other people in need of urgent housing or moving to their first home are the top priority.
You can ask about the status of your application from the customer service of NAL Asunnot (Helsinki) or from the local residental instructor (other cities).
If you only apply to the most popular houses, the waiting period can be quite long. Therefore, it is advisable to apply to many different houses if possible.