A few weeks before the end of the year, twelve families living in Barcelona and with a complicated housing situation received, this Tuesday, news to celebrate. All of them already have a new home, once the keys to their new homes have been handed over, through the intervention of the Emergency Board.
A mechanism, promoted by the Barcelona Housing Consortium, which works to prevent the social exclusion of people who suffer economic difficulties in order to realize their right to decent and affordable housing. The handover ceremony, where the contracts were also signed, was led by the Councilor for Housing and Rehabilitation of the Barcelona City Council, Lucía Martín.
The Barcelona Housing Consortium is the entity in charge of allocating, every month, new apartments from the Social Rental Fund, to people in a social and economic emergency.
These apartments, coming from the Social Rental Fund, can be requested by appointment at the Barcelona Housing Offices to ask for an assessment and a report on their particular case. From this point on, the Emergency Board will be in charge of evaluating and analyzing the dossiers received from the Offices to allocate housing. You can consult all the adjudications in this link.
To be eligible for this rehousing system, one must be in a situation of social and economic emergency, such as being in the process of eviction due to rental debt, foreclosure, or surrender of the property as payment for a mortgage debt, in a situation of residential exclusion due to domestic violence, or the property in question there are minors, elderly people or those living in a situation of neglect, in precarious hygienic, sanitary and safety conditions.
If there are not enough apartments available to respond to the dossiers positively assessed by the Board, housing will be allocated as they are incorporated into the Social Rental Fund until the Emergency Board is held the following month. You can consult the information and regulations of the Emergency Board by visiting the website of the Barcelona Housing Consortium.