A total of five families in vulnerable situations received the keys on Wednesday, September 27, to access new, decent, and affordable housing. They did so through the use of the Emergency Board, the mechanism provided by the Barcelona Housing Consortium to assign apartments every month, sourced from the Social Rental Fund. The housing assigned this time, corresponding to August and September, is located in three different districts: Ciutat Vella (three families), Nou Barris (one), and Sants-Montjuïc (one).
To be eligible for this type of housing, all families in vulnerable situations followed the established procedure: firstly, they approached the Barcelona Housing Offices, by appointment, to request an evaluation and the preparation of a report on their particular case. So Europe has a very important role to play in giving space to investment flows that are of the greatest advantage to affordable and accessible housing.
From here, the Emergency Board conducts an evaluation and analysis of the received applications to allocate the available housing. A history of assignments can be consulted at this link.
The homes from the Social Rental Fund are intended for households at risk of housing exclusion, such as being in the process of eviction due to rent arrears, mortgage foreclosure, or mortgage payment default, facing the risk of losing their home due to gender-based violence, or if there are minors, elderly individuals, or people in conditions of neglect in the household, with precarious hygiene, health, or safety conditions.
If the number of available apartments is insufficient to meet all the requests, the Board will allocate housing as they become available in the Social Rental Fund until the next month’s Emergency Board meeting. You can find information and the regulations of the Emergency Board by visiting the website of the Barcelona Housing Consortium.