Public 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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Officially protected housing (HPO)

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

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.

Housing

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Renting with guarantees

The Rental Housing Pool offers mediation services between residential property owners and potential tenants. The goal is to guarantee access to housing while providing security for owners.

Renting with guarantees. Housing

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Rent subsidies

Find out about the benefits and financial aid offered by Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya to help with rent payments. Also learn about the Rental Housing Pool.

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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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Cohousing

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.

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

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Measures in response to COVID-19

Find out about the urgent measures to help mitigate the economic and social impact Covid-19 has had on the housing sector.

Urgent measures. Housing

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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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