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09/08/2018 - 13:51h

The number of people served at Energy Advisory Points has doubled in one year

Energy rights. These centres of attention for citizens have served about 10,000 people in the first six months of 2018, more than the entire year of 2017.

03/08/2018 - 10:16h

Discover eight advantages of adding your apartment to the Barcelona Rented Housing Pool

Housing. This programme allows owners to rent their flats with payment and maintenance guarantees, as well as funding for renovation, subventions, and other economic incentives.

30/07/2018 - 16:23h

New affordable rented homes in Vallcarca

Urban planning. The commitment to protected housing starts with an initial development next to Av. Vallcarca.

27/07/2018 - 14:01h

New York, Montreal and Barcelona choose to regulate the real estate market

Housing. The three cities have launched projects to encourage private promotions that reserve a percentage of the housing as protected and below the market price.

25/07/2018 - 17:05h

The Government of Catalonia’s ‘debt with citizens’ is 60 million euros a year

Municipal. First meeting since July 2016 of the mixed commission for the City Council and the Government of Catalonia.

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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