Tuesday, February 3, Ministry of Finance, construction and removals published a report on the allocation of the Israelites awaiting the queue for social housing, additional means on the guide housing on the open market for a total amount of 47 million NIS.
According to the ministries press release, the benefit will be increased by 600 to 900 shekels a month depending on various criteria.
However, in these press releases did not mention that extra will help all who stand in the queue for social housing from the Ministry of construction (2.489 people), and only about 2 thousand from 27 thousand people standing in the queue for social housing from the Ministry of immigrant absorption.
The Marker notes that it was originally planned to increase the allowance for rental housing only standing in line at the Ministry of construction, however, the bill Orly Levi-Abukasis (NDI) was blocked by Minister of immigrant absorption Zeev Elkin (Likud), has demanded that the increase be extended to immigrants.
In the end, a Commission was established composed of the Directors-General of three ministries, which has reached an agreement to increase allowances of 4,500 people on the waiting list.
What criteria will be selected the two thousand immigrants who receive additional help at the moment unclear. The newspaper «Globes» reports that the funds will be used to help the disabled and the most difficult social cases.
Thus in the Ministry underline that for standing in the queue for housing for the retired in the framework of the coalition agreements was received a separate budget in the amount of 36 million NIS.