The Helsinki City Council discussed a new report on a programme for housing and related land use at the Council meeting of 16 May 2018. The programme was approved by the City Council in June 2016. The progress of the programme and changes in the programme’s operating environment are reported to the City Council annually.
The population of Helsinki grew by 8,091 in 2017, that is, by 1.3 percent. The volume of residential construction has grown at a record rate.