The Barcelona City Council, through the Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation (IMHAB), conducted a lottery on Monday, September 18th, to determine the individuals or households who would benefit from one of the 41 officially protected social rental housing units located in Barcelona and included in the call.
The forty units belong to Group B of the allocation call for the ‘Porta Trinitat’, ‘Ciutat de Granada 95-97’, and ‘Veneçuela 96-106’ developments and are part of the total of 145 units in the call. In addition, alongside Group B, 104 units are corresponding to Group A. The units in this group are intended for individuals or households with annual incomes between €4,500 and €11,800, while those in Group B have annual incomes between €11,801 and €23,600.
Among the 41 homes in Group B that were drawn, ten have one bedroom, twenty-five have two bedrooms, four have three bedrooms, and two are adapted housing units for people with reduced mobility, with one and two bedrooms respectively.
After the finalization of the definitive lists of applicants who met all the common and specific requirements established in the regulatory framework and were eligible for the housing units, a lottery conducted by a notary at the IMHAB headquarters determined the selected individuals. In total, 16 separate lotteries were held, each corresponding to a definitive list of applicants.
The lists include housing units with one, two, or three bedrooms, adapted housing units, units for individuals under 35 years old, units for single-parent families, and units for the general contingent. Both the prior random assignment of participation numbers in the lottery and the number extraction process follow a computerized procedure endorsed by the Expertise Commission of the Official College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia.
The developments in question correspond to ‘Porta Trinitat‘, located at Carretera de Ribes, 55-61 (Sant Andreu), with 15 housing units to be allocated; ‘Ciutat de Granada‘, located at c. Ciutat de Granada, 95-97 (Sant Martí), with 5 housing units; and ‘Veneçuela‘, located at c. Veneçuela, 96-106 (Sant Martí), with 21 housing units. Out of a total of 41 units in the lottery, those reserved for the general contingent predominate (13), followed by those reserved for individuals under 35 years of age (12) and those reserved for territorial allocation (11).
The housing units, designated for social rental and intended for permanent and habitual residence, are targeted at economically disadvantaged groups. Therefore, the rent amount for these units will be calculated based on the income of the recipient individual or household. The contracts, governed by the LAU and regulations for officially protected housing, will be signed for a minimum duration of seven years.
Below, you can review the regulatory framework for this process, which includes both common and specific requirements of the call, as well as details regarding the lottery procedure, housing allocation, and the formalization of the lease agreement, among other pertinent information.