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A New Precedent in Public Housing

A New Precedent in Public Housing

Meital Cohen celebrated last week’s precedent-setting announcement that at least 800 apartments in Tel Aviv will be dedicated to people like her who need public housing. The new neighborhood, as big as a city, is to be built on the grounds of Sde Dov, the Tel Aviv airport that is in the process of being [&hellip

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A Socially Just Urban Renewal

A Socially Just Urban Renewal

Last week in an unprecedented success for fair housing, an urban renewal law was passed by the Knesset. The bill contained each and every measure recommended by NIF grantee the (Shatil guided) Forum for Public Housing. Thanks to intensive lobbying and activism by the Forum, the legislation now ensures many protections for current public housing [&hellip

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Public Housing Activists from All Walks Gather in Tel Aviv

Public Housing Activists from All Walks Gather in Tel Aviv

What does an Israeli public housing resident look like? New Shatil staffer Cary Jacoby thought she knew until her stereotypes were shattered when she drove three activists to her first Shatil-led public housing conference last month. One of her riders, Beth Herzog, was an American immigrant and according to Cary, “had my look.” Beth is [&hellip

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Victory for Public Housing

Victory for Public Housing

For the past three years, Shatil’s Public Housing Forum has been working tirelessly — together with the Knesset’s Housing Lobby headed by Joint List MK Dov Khenin and Yisrael Beiteinu MK Orly Levy-Abekasis — to persuade the government to pass legislation that would promote transparency and crack down on corruption in public housing companies. On [&hellip

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Housing Minister: No More Evictions of Public Housing Residents

Housing Minister: No More Evictions of Public Housing Residents

In a major step for social justice in Israel, Housing Minister Yoav Galant ordered the Director General of the Housing Ministry to stop all evictions of public housing residents until a committee can be organized to discuss alternatives. The announcement came mid-speech in response to a protest staged by the Public Housing Team in partnership [&hellip

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Progress for Public Housing

Progress for Public Housing

Over the course of the year, the Shatil-coordinated Forum for Public Housing has been intensively lobbying politicians from across the political spectrum in an effort to ensure that public housing is a central component of the incoming government’s agenda. This week those efforts started to pay off. The recently signed coalition agreements with the Mizrachi [&hellip

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Court Decision Guarantees Affordable Housing

Court Decision Guarantees Affordable Housing

Last week, a Jerusalem court ruled that two major building projects in the city, already approved by the National Housing Committee, are to be scrapped because they did not include affordable apartments. At a time in Israel’s history when poverty afflicts nearly a quarter of the population, this precedent–setting decision will have major repercussions for [&hellip

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