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Analysis of rental supply and demand during COVID-19 (until December 2020)


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In-depth analysis of the rental market from January to December 2020, with special attention to the months of lockdown and post-lockdown. The laboratory analyzes supply and demand data from the real estate portals habitaclia and Fotocasa in Barcelona, the metropolitan area and the metropolitan region. This new line of research will be reproduced periodically with monthly data. The first laboratory of 2020 was with data until July.

Questionnaire ‘Living in lockdown’. Living conditions in homes


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Laboratory that analyzes the results of the questionnaire “Living in lockdown”, launched by the O-HB in May 2020. It shows how the lockdown caused by COVID-19 and the new activities carried out at home during that period have affected to the habitability conditions of the houses. In particular, what characteristics define the houses that have found one or more deficiencies and what are them.




The Metropolitan Housing Observatory of Barcelona is an instrument of a supra-municipal scope led by various administrations able to have a holistic view on housing. It provides the necessary information and tools to design and evaluate public housing policies in the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona.
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