Spain - Draft housing bill

May 2023

Spain, April 2023. The suspended parliamentary process to debate and pass the draft bill on the right to housing, initially published in the State Official Gazette on 18 February 2022, was reactivated on 20 April 2023.

In October 2021, the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana)published a preliminary draft bill on the right to housing. Following a period of public consultation that ended on 18 November 2021, it was formally submitted to the Spanish Parliament as the Government’s proposal for a bill on the right to housing (“2021 Draft Bill”). The 2021 Draft Bill met with some resistance from several parliamentary groups (in the form of enmiendas a la totalidad) during the parliamentary session of 10 March 2022 in which it was debated and, subsequently, the legislative procedure was suspended.

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