Since then, the number of apartments in public housing has declined rapidly. In the year 2006, it was estimated that there were approximately 76,000 public housing units, that is, less than 2% of the housing market. This drastic decline in public housing is the result of two forces: the failure of the government to build rental units and the selling of the rental units that were in government hands.
This paper appears as a chapter in the book Formulating Social Policy in Israel, Uri Aviram, Johnny Gal and Yosef Katan (editors).
This paper is in Hebrew only.