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Young people given cheap rents in Finnish seniors home

Published 1035 GMT (1835 HKT) January 21, 2016
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A tram passes through central Helsinki, Finland. Many young people have struggled to keep up with the rental housing market in the Finish capital in recent years. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The recently launched Oman Muotoinen Koti pilot program seeks to remedy this issue. CNNMoney
Three people under the age of 25 have been given cheap accommodation in a seniors home for a year as part of the project.
Courtesy Oman Muotoinen Koti
The outer grounds of the seniors home that will host the Oman Muotoinen Koti pilot program. Courtesy Oman Muotoinen Koti
The participants are expected to spend between three and five hours every week interacting with the seniors also residing in their new home. Courtesy Oman Muotoinen Koti
The living room area of the seniors home that will host the Oman Muotoinen Koti program. The aim is to provide cheap accommodation for young people and build upon the social benefits of more regular interaction for the seniors in the home. Courtesy Oman Muotoinen Koti
The balcony area of the studio apartments that will house the youngsters of the Oman Muotoinen Koti pilot program. Rent is €250 a month, roughly a third of the price for an average studio apartment in Helsinki. Courtesy Oman Muotoinen Koti