With public housing

Josep Maria Montaner

20/12/2016 - 16:53h

J. M. Montaner: “Barcelona is developing its own housing model”

Cohousing. The Councillor for Housing, Josep Maria Montaner, explains in an opinion article where the new City Council's cohousing policies come from.

12/12/2016 - 16:14h

Commitment to update the protocol for evictions

Housing. The Government of Catalonia, the High Court of Justice and Barcelona City Council have agreed to work to turn it into a tool for prevention and help for vulnerable families.

Josep Antoni Casanova, propietari d'un pis de lloguer de la Borsa, durant l'entrevista

07/12/2016 - 12:00h

Let out your flat to transform the city

Affordable rent. Whether you own a vacant flat or you are looking for a place to rent, find out all the advantages of the Rented Housing Pool.

30/11/2016 - 19:24h

The main cities in the metropolitan area call for the housing law to be as vigorous as possible

Housing. The Mayors highlighted the urgency of dealing with the housing emergency and the need for the law to respond to the problem.

24/11/2016 - 17:04h

Josep Maria Montaner: “Barcelona has to be the city of rights and people”

Conference. The Councillor for Housing, Josep Maria Montaner, is taking part in the Architecture Congress Synthesis Week to highlight the main strategies of the Council’s housing policy.

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

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

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


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

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

Informative energy-poverty leaflets in a housing office

Energy rights

Municipal service offering users advice on what steps to take to avoid having electricity, water and gas supplies cut off when suffering financial hardship.

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.

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

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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