Situation of social housing for rent in Catalonia

Social rental housing in Catalonia represents 1.5% of the total number of homes. Well below the European average, which is 15%

Social rental housing in Catalonia represents 1.5% of the total number of homes. Well below the European average, which is 15%.

Social rental housing in Catalonia represents approximately 1.5% of the total number of first homes, a percentage very similar to the national average that does not reach, by far, the average European levels around 15 %.

These, the result of a long historical period of dedication of public resources and favorable legislation, prove to be a useful mechanism to meet the needs of much of the population and become a key element in the formation of prices. of the free market. 

Levels similar to those of the European average in terms of the percentage of social rental housing must be reached in order to cushion the inefficiencies of the free market and adapt supply prices to the real capacities of the population.

Percentage of social rental housing out of the total park

Source: “The public and protected housing stock in Spain: an analysis from the European context” Bosch, J. and Trilla C. Published by Fundipax, 2019. Data for 2017

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