What is affordable about housing?

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 25, 2017 11:36
2 minute read.
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Who can afford to live in Jerusalem/anywhere . (photo credit: CENTRAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS/MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION AND HOUSING/MILKEN INNOVATION CENTER)

 
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The short answer is “not much.” What affordable housing means depends on whom you ask.

For housing, the accepted standard is no more than 30% of annual household income should be spent on household ownership. It is based on an expectation of the maximum amount of a household’s income that should be spent on housing versus other things like food, clothing, education.

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