housing

Williamsburg Affordable Housing Plan Halted

State judge rules that Broadway Triangle project would favor chasidic families and is discriminatory by design.

01/10/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

The planned Broadway Triangle affordable housing project was designed to be full of multi-room apartments in buildings no higher than eight stories — perfect for chasidic families with many children, who can’t use an elevator on Shabbat or holidays.

Williamsburg Councilman Steven Levin, above left, with Rabbi David Niederman, top right. At right is Assemblyman Vito Lopez.

Dozens of Israeli Rabbis Forbid Renting to Gentiles

12/07/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Dozens of Israel's municipal chief rabbis have signed on to a religious ruling that forbids renting homes to gentiles, and more specifically to Arabs.

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