The Promised Podcast: Who Are You to Lower the Rent?

PART 3: The Housing Ministry seems to be moving against municipal affordable housing programs on the grounds that they discriminate by preferring locals, young people, and the "creative class" over everyone else. Shouldn’t cities be able to decide who gets cheaper housing?

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The Ministry of Housing seems to be moving against municipal affordable housing programs on the grounds that they discriminate by preferring locals, young people, and the "creative class" over everyone else. Allison, Noah, and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag ask: Shouldn’t cities be able to decide who gets cheaper housing?

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.