MQG’s response to the State Comptroller’s report concerning the housing crisis

Press release:

A call on all party leaders: Party platforms and coalition agreements must include State Comptroller recommendations

Following the publication of the State Comptroller’s report concerning the housing crisis in Israel, the Movement for Quality Government in Israel called on all party leaders to incorporate the recommendations of the State Comptroller’s report into their party platforms and to prioritise the issue of housing during the signing of coalition agreements

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel would like to point out to party leaders that the Israeli public is crying out for thorough, extensive, systematic and immediate handling of housing crisis. The country’s continued economic stability and the future welfare of its citizens and residents, necessitate the formulation of a comprehensive housing policy, both in the short and long term, through streamlining the planning systems and construction and fostering coordination between the supply of available housing and the public’s requirements.

Accordingly, MQG turned to all party leaders and requested they include in their party platforms the recommendations of the State Comptroller’s report, and in addition, that they take a firm stance on the execution of these recommendations during the signing of coalition agreements in the aftermath of the elections.

The State Comptroller’s recently presented report must constitute a wake up call to elected representatives; it must be guaranteed that the issue of housing will be high on the agenda of the 20th Knesset and the 34th Government of Israel. It is for this reason that the Movement is calling upon party leaders to include the recommendations of the State Comptroller’s report in their agenda and to give a great deal of consideration to the issue of housing during the signing of coalition agreements in the days after the 17th March 2015.

Adv. Eliad Shraga, Chairman of the Movement for Quality Government in Israel, said on the matter: “The cries that arose from the streets of this nation three years ago, echo in the State Comptroller’s report and cannot be left unanswered. The parties participating in the elections for the next Knesset must adopt the recommendations of the State Comptroller’s report and do everything in their power to ensure far-reaching and effective management of the housing crisis.”

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