Public housing

11/01/2019 - 16:19h

The City Council offers citizens a complete guide to housing services and aid

Housing. The guide offers useful information about all the services and aid available through the housing offices of Barcelona.

09/01/2019 - 17:45h

Proceedings against fourteen owners of protected homes for not living in them and keeping them empty

Housing. One of the cases has been resolved with a fine of 180,000 euros for not residing in the flat and renting it out above the permitted rate. The other cases are still being resolved.

07/01/2019 - 18:45h

New observation deck to see Glòries transformed into a large green lung

Urban planning. The first stage of the work includes 45,000 square metres of space for public use and recreation and will be ready in March.

27/12/2018 - 14:00h

New purchase of 114 flats to combat speculation and local-resident expulsion

Habitatge. The building on Carrer de l’Encuny has 59 vacant flats and the rest of its flats are being rented out.

20/12/2018 - 16:42h

Come and discover APROP homes

Social rights. The temporary housing prototypes are on display in the Jardinets de Gràcia up until 24 February.

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

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. 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? 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. 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. Housing

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