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News and updates about Housing Crisis

New haredi city expected to reach population of 80,000

Ministers announce: Plans for 'Tila,' a new haredi city in southern Israel, are moving forward.

New haredi city expected to reach population of 80,000

Housing crisis:

'1.7m in tax on a 100m apartment? A disgrace'

"Israel Land Authority should be dismantled," responds Yisrael Beytenu member to MK Gafni.

'1.7m in tax on a 100m apartment? A disgrace'

Haredi businessman:

No choice but to create haredi communities in mixed cities

'I call on people to buy apartments in the periphery and to live in them,' haredi businessman says.

No choice but to create haredi communities in mixed cities

Which party will solve Israel's housing crisis?

An entrepreneur and college professor says the housing 'bubble' isn't a bubble at all - but a full-blown crisis no one knows how to solve.

Which party will solve Israel's housing crisis?

Housing Crisis

The youth who offer Tel Avivians a solution to housing crisis

Itamar Yom Tov talks about the booth he runs in Tel Aviv, how construction in Judea and Samaria will solve the housing crisis.

The youth who offer Tel Avivians a solution to housing crisis

Why do people leave Israel?

Likud MK: It's not Hamas or Hezbollah, it's housing

"Young people are leaving Israel because they can't afford to buy a home, not because of terrorism."

Likud MK: It's not Hamas or Hezbollah, it's housing

New haredi city will be a 'poverty trap' says commentator

"The Treasury knows the costs outweigh the benefits," argues Chaim Levinson in Haaretz. "What will 100,000 haredim do in the desert?"

New haredi city will be a 'poverty trap' says commentator

'Housing prices aren't coming down any time soon'

Housing Ministry dir-general: Anyone who promises a price drop is lying. Interior Minister: We marketed 100 thousand apartments.

'Housing prices aren't coming down any time soon'

Govt approves new haredi city over haredi objections

Kasif to be built in the Negev, but won't be ready for years. Haredi MKs protest: "We need a solution now, not in 10 years' time."

Govt approves new haredi city over haredi objections

Airport instead of housing solution in Atarot?

Ofer Berkowitz questions the motives behind freezing of new housing plan in Atarot, suggesting a hidden government agenda may be to blame.

Airport instead of housing solution in Atarot?

'Arab sector housing crisis is real - but solvable'

Regavim group calls on Arab public 'to adopt urban-style housing solutions, as it has in Nablus, Ramallah, and Hevron.'

'Arab sector housing crisis is real - but solvable'

Haredi city looks to legalize apartment splits

ln effort to solve housing crisis, Elad mayor holds meeting to discuss allowing existing apartments to be split in two.

Haredi city looks to legalize apartment splits

Committee approves over 2,000 new housing units in Bnei Brak

Committee approves plan to build more housing units, offices, and open spaces in central haredi city.

Committee approves over 2,000 new housing units in Bnei Brak

Time for another haredi city in Judea and Samaria

Yesha Council Director Shilo Adler presents 'East Dan Bloc' plan, explains it's most appropriate response to housing crisis in Israel.

Time for another haredi city in Judea and Samaria

Israel eyes massive tax cuts

'20% of Israelis pay 80% of taxes,' says Finance Minister, promising to remedy situation with cuts to import, income, and business taxes.

Israel eyes massive tax cuts

Court: Gov't must respond to haredi claims of discrimination

Haredi parties claim discrimination in subsidized housing, Supreme Court orders government to respond by Thursday.

Court: Gov't must respond to haredi claims of discrimination

'Instead of tax on third apartment - subsidy for first one'

Jewish Home MK says tax on third apartment is latest failed attempt to address housing crisis - and he has alternatives.

'Instead of tax on third apartment - subsidy for first one'

Gafni: Supreme Court crossed the line

Chairman of Knesset Finance Committee: We are the only nation in the world where the people do not choose the Supreme Court judges.

Gafni: Supreme Court crossed the line

Israel to bring in thousands of Chinese construction workers

Agreement to bring workers to alleviate housing shortage reached following PM Netanyahu's recent trip to China.

Israel to bring in thousands of Chinese construction workers

6000 Chinese construction workers to arrive in Israel

Government announces that China has agreed to send 6000 construction workers to Israel to "energise efforts to solve the housing crisis."

6000 Chinese construction workers to arrive in Israel

Keeping haredi housing projects for the haredim

MK Yaakov Asher says there is a need to ensure that subsidized housing intended for the haredi sector reaches that population..

Keeping haredi housing projects for the haredim

Finance Minister: We've chosen to stand with the young couples

Moshe Kahlon refuses to back off tax for 3rd apartments; 'Coalition members will have to choose between the top percentile and the young.'

Finance Minister: We've chosen to stand with the young couples

Israeli company creating futuristic way to travel

Watch: Israeli 'Skytran' offers futuristic space pod and say that it can also help solve national housing crisis

Israeli company creating futuristic way to travel

Despite campaign promises, housing prices continue to rise

Report reveals failures of Moshe Kahlon and Yair Lapid to lower housing costs.

Despite campaign promises, housing prices continue to rise

Minister: Doesn't matter where, just expel terrorists' families

Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon discusses terrorism, the Finance Ministry, the housing crisis and the 'Mikveh bill' with Arutz Sheva.

Minister: Doesn't matter where, just expel terrorists' families

The solution to Israel's housing problem: Samaria

With 93% of Judea and Samaria unpopulated by either Jew or Arab, the potential exists to solve Israel's housing crisis.

The solution to Israel's housing problem: Samaria

Arabs in Yafo Tell Hamas They'll Fight Housing Plan

Popular council head gives interview to Hamas in which he blasts much needed construction plan as attempt to 'Judaize' city.

Arabs in Yafo Tell Hamas They'll Fight Housing Plan

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Uri Ariel to Leftists: Bring it On

Housing Minister dismisses criticism over housing, encourages right-wing voters to attend polls and the rally Sunday for a secure Israel.

Uri Ariel to Leftists: Bring it On

Herzog: Social Justice Before Defense

Labor leader claims Israel's economy is suffering due to overfocus on defense, vows only to raise defense budget if social needs are met.

Herzog: Social Justice Before Defense

Herzog Slams Government Money to 'Settlements'

Labor leaders blame housing crisis solely on Netanyahu, say that under their reign, money would be funneled to fix financial woes.

Herzog Slams Government Money to 'Settlements'

Lapid: Housing Crisis Caused by Netanyahu

Yesh Atid head urges the public to carefully read the State Comptroller's report on the housing crisis, to be published Wednesday.

Lapid: Housing Crisis Caused by Netanyahu

Report: ILA Building Plans Could Harm Israel's Water Supply

ILA plans to build 40,000 apartments directly over Israel's most critical underground water source, opponents say.

Report: ILA Building Plans Could Harm Israel's Water Supply

'Lapid Provided Zero Solutions, Only Newspaper Headlines'

Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon attacks Yair Lapid for housing crisis, calls his tenure as Finance Minister 'risky gamble we're all paying for.'

'Lapid Provided Zero Solutions, Only Newspaper Headlines'

Bennett Hits Out: Lapid Responsible for Housing Crisis

Jewish Home Chairman criticizes Yair Lapid for housing crisis, says for past two years 'Israel has been held hostage to his whims.'

Bennett Hits Out: Lapid Responsible for Housing Crisis

Kulanu: Lapid is Responsible for the Housing Crisis

Battle of the 'centrists': Lapid blames PM for crisis, thwarting Yesh Atid's attempts to fix it. Kulanu: Lapid isn't taking responsibility.

Kulanu: Lapid is Responsible for the Housing Crisis

Moshe Kahlon's New Party to Focus on Cost of Living, Housing

'The concept of 'monopoly' needs to disappear,' former Likud minister states, in remarks over plans for his new political party.

Moshe Kahlon's New Party to Focus on Cost of Living, Housing

Research Shows Young Couples Struggling to Buy Homes

Prices soar with salaries not meeting the rise, leaving young couples less able to become homeowners amid noted gap in income brackets.

Research Shows Young Couples Struggling to Buy Homes

Leftists Livid: 44 Critical Roads Slated for Judea-Samaria

Is the 'covert' building freeze due to be torpedoed entirely? Half of long-standing plan for new roads approved as leftists fume.

Leftists Livid: 44 Critical Roads Slated for Judea-Samaria

Top 10% Make 8.5% More Than Bottom 10%, Numbers Show

Israel's poor are not getting ahead - but they are not falling behind, either, new numbers from the Central Bureau of Statistics show.

Top 10% Make 8.5% More Than Bottom 10%, Numbers Show

Housing Crisis Deepens as Building Remains Frozen

Apartment prices jump 4.4% in second quarter of 2014 - price of new apartments up 13% - as Netanyahu's construction freeze continues.

Housing Crisis Deepens as Building Remains Frozen

Conflict Erupts Over Solutions to Housing Crisis

Where to invest - that is the question. Housing and Finance Ministries face off over the better solution to the housing problem.

Conflict Erupts Over Solutions to Housing Crisis

Arutz Sheva Interview

Minister Uri Ariel Says Israeli Sovereignty is in Danger

Housing minister tells Arutz Sheva about proposed terror deal, 2015 housing price drop; slams collective punishment in Yitzhar.

Minister Uri Ariel Says Israeli Sovereignty is in Danger

Leftist Jerusalem Councilman Reports Construction

Meretz councilman Alalu says Israel plans 186 new Jewish housing units in eastern Jerusalem.

Leftist Jerusalem Councilman Reports Construction

Minister Calls for State Discounts for Young Parents

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman pushes VAT exemption for young apartment buyers, IDF vets; also subsidized daycare.

Minister Calls for State Discounts for Young Parents

'There is No Chance of a Palestinian State'

Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel says Netanyahu appears to be standing up to US pressure on 'framework for peace.'

'There is No Chance of a Palestinian State'

Jump in Settlement Building is an Illusion, Says Yesha Council

Yesha Council says statistics showing tremendous growth in Judea, Samaria is simply the result of a building freeze in the previous year.

Jump in Settlement Building is an Illusion, Says Yesha Council

Initiative: 10% of All Building Projects for Public Housing

Bill to mandate transitionary apartments for families in desperate need of public housing picks up speed, supporters in Knesset.

Initiative: 10% of All Building Projects for Public Housing

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%

Housing prices rose 8% in 2013. Price hike follows doubling in price over seven previous years.

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%

Youth from Samaria Share Their Fears

Young Israelis from Samaria sit with MKs. Among their questions: after the army, where will I live?

Youth from Samaria Share Their Fears

Hareidi Media Attacks Housing Minister For Tenders

Hareidi papers slam Uri Ariel over Judea and Samaria construction plans, saying he's ignoring housing crisis among hareidi public.

Hareidi Media Attacks Housing Minister For Tenders

Finance Minister: Apartment Price Hike Dooms Next Generation

Finance Minister urges contractors in Monday afternoon speech to work with the government to lower real estate prices.

Finance Minister: Apartment Price Hike Dooms Next Generation

Jerusalem Hopes for End to ‘Ghost Apartments’

Deputy mayor expresses hope that higher taxes will make overseas owners think twice about leaving Jerusalem homes empty.

Jerusalem Hopes for End to ‘Ghost Apartments’

Tax On Empty Apartments Doubled by Finance Committee

New rules unanimously approved on roughly 47,000 empty apartments to encourage renting or selling, help solve housing crisis.

Tax On Empty Apartments Doubled by Finance Committee

Clashes as Immigrants Protest, ‘We’re Stuck in Centers’

Ethiopian immigrants say failure to update grants is leaving many in absorption centers. Nine arrested at protest.

Clashes as Immigrants Protest, ‘We’re Stuck in Centers’

MKs Pledge Further Hareidi-Religious Zionist Cooperation

Housing Minister Uri Ariel and his predecessor, Eli Yishai, pledge continued cooperation over housing.

MKs Pledge Further Hareidi-Religious Zionist Cooperation

Ariel: Chinese Workers Could Help Solve Housing Crisis

Housing Minister Uri Ariel said that Israel would once again admit large numbers of Chinese building workers - if China were willing.

Ariel: Chinese Workers Could Help Solve Housing Crisis

Housing Minister Reveals Emergency Cost-Lowering Plan

Housing Minister Uri Ariel commits to lowering prices by 2014, reveals ‘evict and build’ scheme.

Housing Minister Reveals Emergency Cost-Lowering Plan

Yesha Housing Starts More Than Double in First Half of 2013

Housing starts sank during the first half of 2012 in most areas of Israel – but they were way up in Judea and Samaria

Yesha Housing Starts More Than Double in First Half of 2013

Jerusalem Construction ‘a Drop in the Ocean’

City representative welcomes 200 new housing units, but says, ‘I would be happy if it were 8,000.’

Jerusalem Construction ‘a Drop in the Ocean’

Housing Prices Up 100% in Seven Years, Activists Blame Netanyahu

Activist blames the Prime Minister for skyrocketing price of housing. ‘Homeowners in huge debt, nothing left to live on.’

Housing Prices Up 100% in Seven Years, Activists Blame Netanyahu