Public housing

14/11/2017 - 23:51h

European cities seek solutions for controlling the rental accommodation market

Conference. Representatives from Barcelona, Lisbon, Bonn and London have explained the rental accommodation market in their cities and the policies undertaken to defend people's right to housing.

14/11/2017 - 17:23h

Refugiats Benvinguts has placed over a thousand people around the world in shared homes

Refuge. The international meeting in Barcelona by this platform insists that reception is possible and calls for collaboration from citizens.

13/11/2017 - 11:12h

The Smart City congress will debate the future challenges of housing

Meeting. As part of these conferences, the City Council will organise a meeting of Eurocities, the network of large European cities, , where trends in housing will be discussed

13/11/2017 - 10:31h

Technology at the service of citizens

Smart City Expo. Municipal technological innovation is on display at the smart city congress and tackles challenges relating to mobility, participation, housing, the environment and urban planning.

08/11/2017 - 11:37h

Urban tenant housing: a home in exchange for renovation

Housing. Representatives from the City Council and from Sostre Cívic housing cooperative gave a talk yesterday in Nou Barris to explain this concept.

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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