Online Event: Housing for All in Israel – What We Can Learn from Vienna?

Discussion on the possibility of implementing the policy of “housing for all” in Israel

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Housing policy in the city of Vienna is an example of social policy that promotes “housing for all.” The policy involves a large proportion of housing being developed “outside of the market,” that is, housing whose rents are not determined by the mechanism of supply and demand. A new document by the Adva Center, created in cooperation with the Van Leer Institute, analyzes the possibility of implementing the policy of “housing for all” in Israel, in response to its prolonged housing crisis.

To launch this new document, we organized an event for the general public, in which representatives from the city of Vienna and from the Austrian Federation of Limited-Profit Housing Associations, as well as relevant Israeli representatives, discussed whether and in what way it may be possible to guarantee in Israel – housing for all.


Opening remarks

Max Grubman, Adva Center
Mr. Yaron Hoffmann Dishon, Adva Center

Introduction to Housing Policy in Vienna (In English)
DI Daniel Glaser, Department of Housing Promotion, City of Vienna
Dr. Gerald Koessl, Researcher at the Austrian Federation of Limited-Profit Housing Associations

Questions and Answers

Panel: What Can We Learn from the City of Vienna; How Can We Implement ‘Housing for All’ in Israel? (In Hebrew)

Moderator: Mr. Yaron Hoffmann Dishon, researcher at the Adva Center

Mr. Netanel Lapidot, Deputy Director for Assets and Companies, Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing
Ms. Ella Weber, Senior Planning Coordinator at the Strategy Planning Unit, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Ms. Riki Kohan Benlulu, Social Activist in the Israel ‘Forum for Public Housing’

// The project was supported by the Van Leer Institute in Israel // The document was published with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Austria, Tel Aviv