The True Finns' motion on container homes in Helsinki was supported by all parties except the liberal Swedish People's Party of Finland (SFP). The proposed rent is expected to reach 250-300 euros, depending on the location, maintenance and wear.
According to the motion, production cost for containerized accommodations offering 14.3 cubic meters is estimated to total between 30,000 and 40,000 euros, depending on the level on convenience.
Markku Leijo of the Helsinki City Housing Department touched on the idea for the first time in an interview with Helsingin Sanomat last October, admitting that "container villages" were a possible solution to the housing problem.
According to a survey conducted by the ARA, the Housing Finance and Development Center of Finland, there are over 7,000 homeless people in the country. The largest concentration is in the capital region. Additionally, according to Finland's Migration Board, a total of 32,476 refugees, mostly from the Middle East and Northern Africa, were taken in last year.