As Housing Crunch Deepens, Haredim Spill Into Secular Communities

A rapidly growing population and few purpose-built communities leave ultra-Orthodox families scrambling for shelter

A tiny structure located in a single parking spot under an apartment building in the center of Bnei Brak serves as the home of two young parents and their infant son. With a window, kitchenette, bed and tiny bathroom, the space can barely be described as livable, but the couple pays 3,000 shekels a month to live in it.