Promoting policies and legislation
Conducting an active ongoing dialogue with the Knesset and its Committees as well as relevant Government Ministries, IAHC has been highly instrumental in legislative processes that generated several important urban renewal and affordable housing laws:
Law for the Government Authority for Urban Renewal
A law establishing a specially dedicated national agency addressing all issues and aspects of urban renewal: Protecting public housing tenants; Utilizing municipal agencies to empower underserved populations in urban renewal processes; Involving current residents in the process of urban renewal (Approved 2016).
(Knesset's Special Committee for Discussing the Government Authority for Urban Renewal Bill, 2015-2016)
Planning and Construction Law – Amendment 120: Law for Generating Affordable Housing –
Enabling local and regional committees to plan long-term rental solutions at up to 40% less than the going rate. This revolutionary legislation promoted by the IAHC in cooperation with MK Roy Folkman allows Israeli municipalities, for the first time, to define and implement their own affordable housing policies (Approved 2018).
High-impact project: Social housing at Sde Dov
Impacting national and local policies