The lawsuit alleges that New York residents and official attempted to prevent the project’s development due to opposition to a Hasidic influx.
The ultra-Orthodox will require 200,000 additional living units by 2035. How and where these residences should be built remains a question.
“There has not been any affordable housing built south of Broadway in probably over a decade.”
“People thought they were building for everybody,” one resident said. “But they were building for themselves.”
Dozens of Israeli social activists pitched tents in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Sunday protesting about a housing shortage which is a key issue in campaigning for a March 17 election.
The Israeli government’s new year’s resolution is to ease the housing crisis. But its way of going about it may take a heavy toll on the country’s natural resources.
Two years after the Tel Aviv social protest movement was born out of anger at high property prices, Israelis have been told that they’ve misunderstood the problem all along. It is, the new Housing Minister insists, that there’s too little settlement activity.
Being a Jewish tenant organizer is nothing new. But, these days, it often means organizing low income non-Jews against Orthodox landlords.
The umbrella body for Jewish public policy groups joined other religious organizations in asking Congress to provide $1 billion to the National Housing Trust Fund.
Homes Are For People: Poughkeepsie Residents Take Action