Public housing

18/06/2018 - 20:41h

The proposal to set aside 30% of new flats for protected housing moves forward

Urban planning. The measure is the result of an initiative by social entities standing up for the right to housing.

14/06/2018 - 19:23h

"The Plan for the Right to Housing in Barcelona is an example for cities around the world"

Presentation. The former Special Rapporteur on Housing of the United Nations, Miloon Kothari, participated yesterday in the presentation of the 21st edition of the publication 'Housing Issues', dedicated to this municipal plan.

14/06/2018 - 13:55h

A public housing project in Barcelona is awarded as best social building of new construction in Spain

Housing. The guild of public housing managers has awarded the building constructed by the Municipal Institute of Housing and Rehabilitation on the street of Tánger, in the neighbourhood Parc i la Llacuna del Poblenou.

09/06/2018 - 17:19h

Barcelona and New York set to share housing policies

Barcelona and New York are taking part in an international cooperation programme, reaffirming their ties in the sphere of sustainable housing policies.

06/06/2018 - 17:06h

Another building acquired for the city’s affordable housing stock

Housing. Some tenants in the building in the Eixample district are in precarious housing situations.

Panoramic view of several blocks of flats

Renting with guarantees

The service offers mediation between owners of empty property and potential tenants. The objective is to guarantee access to housing while offering the owner peace of mind.

Councillor's Office for Housing

Energy-advice points Open video Energy rights

Energy rights

Are you finding it difficult paying your electricity, water or gas bills? Energy-advice points offer help to prevent supply cuts from unpaid bills as well as advice on how to reduce energy expenses.

Councillor's Office for Housing

Panoramic view of the Barceloneta neighbourhood

Tourist Accommodation Plan

Municipal plan to regulate the roll-out of tourist accommodation, making it compatible with a sustainable urban planning model.

Special Urban-Development Tourist Accommodation Plan (PEUAT)


Find out about the programmes available for helping vulnerable groups and protecting them against losing their homes.

A woman on the balcony of an HPO flat

Officially protected housing (HPO)

Officially protected flats: applicant-registration regulations, types of housing, registration requirements, allocation process, application periods and lots more.

Residents’ Meeting at the entrance of a building


A housing model which enables a group of people organised into a housing cooperative to build on a site or an existing building which has been given over by City Council or a private owner for use as a home, on a long-term basis and below market cost.

Councillor's Office for Housing

A window adapted for energy efficiency

Renovation grants

Have a look at the grants for renovating flats and buildings, in order to make them more liveable, accessible and energy-efficient. Renovation is a key factor for tackling social inequalities.

Renovation grants. Councillor's Office for Housing

Two people entering a housing office

Housing offices

If you have any queries or need to complete any paper work concerning housing, go to your local housing office. There is one in every district.

Housing Offices network. Councillor's Office for Housing

A man reading a letter in front of some letter boxes

Emergency Committee

This is a mechanism which City Council and the Government offer citizens at risk of losing their usual home due to a social emergency brought about by the crisis.

How does the Emergency Committee work? Councillor's Office for Housing

Woman signing an apartment rental contract

Rented flats

Find out about public plans and services for increasing the number of affordable-rent flats in Barcelona.

Man in an apartment with a suitcase

Advice on renting a flat

Find out all you need to know about renting a flat: contracts, basic services, rights and obligations, insurance, expenses, deposits and lots more.

Rental advice. Councillor's Office for Housing

A woman watering plants on a flat’s terrace

Advice on buying and selling a property

Do you want to buy or sell a home? Find out all the information you need to do so. 

Advice for buying and selling. Councillor's Office for Housing

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