Homeless individuals who are wheelchair bound or who receive a disability allowance from the National Insurance Institute may be entitled to rent an apartment in public housing in accordance with the conditions of eligibility.
Who is Eligible?
- Homeless individuals that belong to the following populations:
- Wheelchair-bound individuals: For information on the conditions of eligibility see Public Housing for the Wheelchair Bound Disabled.
- "'Those who receive a general disability pension: For more information on the conditions of eligibility see: Public Housing for those who receive a General Disability Pension.
- Those who receive a disability pension due to work injury: For more information on the conditions of eligibility see: Public Housing for those who receive a disability pension due to work injury.
How to Claim It?
- The process of getting public housing is made up of the following steps:
- Public housing eligibility is for two years as long as the residents do not become homeowners or partial homeowners.
- During the waiting for a public housing apartment stage, priority will be given to:
- Those eligible who have a medical problem that requires them to live on a low or ground floor (according to the opinion of a medical committee).
- Those who receive disability pensions from the National Insurance Institute.
Additional Rights for Disabled Individuals Eligible for Public Housing
- The Right to Ground Floor Public Housing
- Assistance Performing Housing Modifications for People with Limited Mobility
- Changing Public Housing Apartment for Medical Reasons
- Property Procurement Apartments for the Disabled
- Remaining in Public Housing in the Event of Divorce
- For court rulings related to public housing, click here.
- For a comprehensive listing of organizations that provide housing assistance, click here.
Laws and Regulations
- Ministry of Construction and Housing Procedure 08/05 from 18.07.2007 - Allocation of public housing rentals - Section 5.1.3.
- Yedid - The Association for Community Empowerment website: Guide to Claiming Housing Rights
- Original information provided by the Sapir College Social Rights Legal Clinic.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.