Eleven resident families in Barcelona now have, since June 27th, the keys to live in a new home with dignity in the city. All of them are homes assigned by the Emergency Board and are provided through the Social Rental Fund managed by the Barcelona Housing Consortium.
The long dozen of families selected in the month of June were in a vulnerable situation and have followed the steps outlined in the procedure to be eligible for a home. First, they made an appointment with the Barcelona Housing Offices to request an evaluation and report on their specific case. From that moment, the Emergency Board proceeds to assess and analyze the received files from the Offices in order to allocate the respective housing. All allocations can be consulted at this link.
In the case of these eleven families, their new homes are distributed among the districts of Nou Barris (four), Ciutat Vella (four), Sant Martí (one), Gràcia (one), and Sants-Montjuïc (one).
The homes are intended for cohabitation units at risk of residential exclusion, 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.
In the event that there are not enough available apartments to accommodate the positively evaluated applications by the Emergency Board, homes will be allocated as they become part of the Social Rental Fund until the next month’s Emergency Board meeting. Information and regulations regarding the Emergency Board can be found on the website of the Barcelona Housing Consortium.