Public housing

15/10/2019 - 11:44h

Agreement for fourteen homes to be used by social inclusion entities

Inclusion. The homes are in a building in C/ Encuny, in the neighbourhood of La Marina del Prat Vermell.

07/10/2019 - 08:16h

The sixth edition of Rehabilita highlights the benefits for cities of renovation

Housing. The Councillor for Housing and Renovation will take part in the fair, which promotes the renovation and maintenance of buildings as a tool for improving the urban environment.

26/09/2019 - 20:26h

Work begins on La Balma cooperative housing development in Poble Nou

Housing. It’s the first of the winning projects from the City Council’s contest for the cession of use of lots destined for cooperative housing to begin construction.

12/09/2019 - 13:21h

Do you know what steps to follow to put your flat in the Housing Pool?

Housing. How to register an address in the Barcelona Rental Housing Pool and the benefits this offers to tenants and owners

02/09/2019 - 14:28h

What type of electricity rate should you choose for the needs of your home?

Housing. When you want to contract electricity for a home, different factors must be taken into account

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.

Renting with guarantees. 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.


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.


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. Housing

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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. Housing

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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.

Loss of housing. 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.

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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. Housing

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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. Housing

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