The City of Helsinki leases and sells plots for the construction of detached houses, blocks of flats and terraced houses. Annually, Helsinki leases and sells land for the construction of approximately 2,500 housing units.
The City of Helsinki allocates residential plots, mainly through general plot draws. Some of the plots are allocated through separately organised price and quality competitions. If a realiser for a plot is not found through the plot draw or competition, the plot is transferred to an ongoing plot draw, where it can be applied for by anyone who is interested.