Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Minister of construction Yoav GALANT and Minister of aliyah and immigrant absorption ze’ev Elkin approved the increase of allowances for rent for beneficiaries awaiting the allocation of social housing. To increase the «housing» in 2016, the budget has allocated 47 million shekels. We are talking about improving benefits for rent for family in the range from 600 to 900 shekels.
Thus, the Ministers approved the Commission’s proposals of the General Directors of the ministries to increase the allowance for rent for those who are supposed to social housing from the Ministry of construction and the Ministry of aliyah and immigrant absorption.
The budget, designed to increase benefits for paying rent, will be transferred to the Ministry of construction. By improving the housing financial situation of people on the waiting list who are forced to pay for the rent of the apartments on the free market for a very significant amount, should improve. In addition, the government is working to increase the housing stock: for acquisition of apartments for the beneficiaries provided for the allocation of hundreds of millions of shekels.
Minister of aliyah and immigrant absorption Zeev Elkin stressed that the solution to the problem of the shortage of social housing for immigrants is one of the most serious problems facing the state. «Unfortunately, in the queue of the Ministry of aliyah and immigrant absorption to obtain social housing waiting 27 thousand families of repatriates, he said. – We are working to increase the housing stock, but until sufficient social housing for all who need it not, our duty is to help waiting list with payment of rent».
The Minister expressed satisfaction with the fact that he managed to convince the leadership of the Ministry of Finance to significantly increase the amount of allowances for tenancy for beneficiaries.