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Barcelona’s housing mission: from a market-fixing to a market-shaping approach

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“Barcelona has set a clear mission and has developed partnerships with purpose without losing internal capabilities.”

The mission of supply aims to build enough dwellings for all. More housing means matching supply and demand while balancing the market power of tenants and landlords. But not any kind of housing is needed. Instead, permanent social and affordable rental housing is critically needed, because only 2% of Barcelona’s housing stock is social housing. Barcelona’s target is to produce 18,169 social dwellings during 2016–2025, doubling the current social housing stock. In doing so, Barcelona has set a clear mission and has developed partnerships with purpose without losing internal capabilities. The new housing strategy has three distinct goals.

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