Public housing shortage in Israel - fact box

  1. Rental prices in Israel increased 25% (nation-wide average) between 2004-2010.
  2. Over this period, the rental assistance figure remained the same.
  3. The number of state-owned apartments use for public housing has declined drastically:
    1960s: 200,000+
    2000s: 130,000
    2010s: 66,000
  4. House prices increased by an average of 102% (69% inflation adjusted) over the period between 2006-2015.