Archive: 5/2/2012
Daily Israel Report
More

Zion's Corner Blogs

15:30
Reported

News Brief

  5/2/2012, Iyar 10, 5772

Aid to Double for Families Awaiting Housing


Families eligible for public housing who have not yet received an apartment will see their monthly aid double beginning next week, the Housing Ministry announced Wednesday. Those with three children will receive 2,500 instead of 1,250, and those with four or more children will receive 3,000 instead of 1,550.

Roughly 2,400 families are waiting for public housing. Public housing is scarce as old government-owned apartments have been sold off, with no new ones built to replace them.