Two Steps Forward for Public Housing

Just before they adjourned for the upcoming elections, the Knesset approved the first reading of two important bills initiated by the SHATIL-coordinated Public Housing Forum. The bills were approved on National Housing Day, which was organised by the Forum.

The first bill will ensure transparency in decisions by housing companies. The second bill requires the government to provide funding to those waiting for public housing in an amount equal to rental payments for equivalent apartments.

The decision ensures that the next Knesset will be able to continue the legislative process immediately upon convening and that public housing candidates will not endure additional delays.

Credit: Photo by Flickr user Maarten Heerlien

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January 2015