Tent Protest: How to Promote a Social Housing Policy Right Now in Israel
What started as a few tents in the middle of a Tel Aviv boulevard has expanded into a country-wide grassroots movement for social and economic rights. This page will keep you updated about ACRI’s work around the tent protest,
including policy advocacy on affordable housing and on social and economic rights, protecting the tent protesters rights to freedom of expression and freedom of protest, real-time consulting and distribution of materials at tent sites, and more.
The Coalition for Affordable Housing presents: 10 key points that can be promoted TODAY for a social housing policy in Israel.
1. Do not segregate luxury neighborhoods from poor ones, but rather strive for a social mix.
2. Anchor the right to housing in legislation, not ad-hoc solutions.
3. Rehabilitate and improve public housing.
4. Reinstate the budget for housing assistance.
5. Encourage new construction in combination with affordable housing.
6. For those who cannot afford to purchase a home – create alternatives that enable long-term rentals.
7. Invest in urban renewal while maintaining affordable housing in city centers.
8.Use state land as a social resource, not an economic one.
9. Strengthen planning institutions and make them more efficient, while implementing social considerations in the planning process.
10. Refuse to allow discrimination in housing.