New Guide about housing problems in Barcelona is now available!
The ESCR Observatory publishes a simple and intuitive document with which to find out what can you do if you have any problems related to housing in the city
The ESCR Observatory has recently published a guide [available in Catalan only] that, in an agile and didactic way, allows the user to search for their case and see what their rights are and all the resources at their disposal.
In Barcelona, high rental prices are not compatible with the economic reality of its inhabitants. In the first quarter of 2021 alone, 1653 evictions were executed. Although a temporary moratorium has been approved to alleviate the economic effects of COVID-19, the situation remains very worrying.
This “Basic Guidance Guide for Housing Problems” is a schematic and easy-to-use tool. The user can find the information he needs quickly, through the following sections:
1- Evictions, (including the moratorium for COVID-19)
2- Energy poverty
3- Real estate harassment
4- How to rent a house
5- Young people
The Guide, which has been prepared in collaboration with Barcelona City Council, has a list and a map of the personal care resources that can be of help: associations, municipal care offices in housing and housing union spaces. In the face of growing precariousness and insecurity, housing is a right that must be defended. Joint work and organization are key to creating protection mechanisms like this guide.