Israel's legal mechanism for creating affordable housing doesn't work, state admits
The state now says a 2011 law whose purpose was to promote the construction of low-cost homes lacks the authority to meet that goal.
The national housing committees established by law a year and a half ago have done woefully little to encourage the creation of affordable housing. That goal, together with expediting the planning and approval process for new residential projects, was the reason the panels were legislated in the first place.
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