Housing Policy
Author: Stuart A. Gabriel Policy Research

This paper undertakes policy analyses of Israeli government intervention in the housing market.

The discussion is initiated with a brief overview of the housing sector, including evaluation of geographic variation and cyclical fluctuations in housing construction and price. It then focuses on policy instruments and outcomes associated with recent demand-side programs for targeted, entitled populations. Finally, the paper’s concluding chapter discusses deregulation and reform of the housing finance system, including introduction of alternative mortgage instruments and development of secondary mortgage finance.

This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publications, Changing Social Policy: Israel 1985-1986, and is available upon request.

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