About NAL

Looking for a home of your own? NAL will help!
The Finnish Youth Housing Association NAL, established in 1971, defends young people’s interests in housing matters.

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The Finnish Youth Housing Association (referred to as NAL in short or officially Nuorisoasuntoliitto in Finnish) is a national umbrella for 24 local associations and 7 national member organisations, established in 1971. NAL is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that owns a non-profit constructor NAL Asunnot and supported housing servives providing company NAL Palvelut.

Housing opportunities are provided for all non-student people between the age of 18 and 29. Those who are in transition to independent living are a priority. There are over 3100 rental apartments in 30 cities.

The association provides housing counseling for all tenants. In addition, a minority of the tenants (max 15 percent) receive individual support in living, e.g. floating support. After the supported period most of the tenants can continue living independently in the same apartment. Furthermore, the Finnish Youth Housing Association encourages its residents to participate in improving their living conditions.


The NAL community employs nearly 100 people, the majority of those in housing content services. Housing instructors guide and advise tenants in matters related to living independently or becoming independent. NAL produces information related to young people’s housing, publishes the annual Home of Your Own guide and researches matters related to young people’s housing and independence.

The seven national member organisations of NAL are: the Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities, the Finnish Central Association for Mental Health, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, the Coalition Party Youth League, the Social Democratic Youth, the Finnish Centre Youth and the Left Youth.

The Finnish Youth Housing Association is funded by the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA).