Ministers approve emergency housing aid for new Ukrainian immigrants

The cabinet approves a plan to provide emergency rental assistance to new immigrants from Ukraine and other former Soviet countries following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February.

The government plan will provide NIS 2,300 in housing assistance per month for one year to individuals, NIS 2,900 for a couple with up to two children and NIS 3,400 for families with three or more children.

“Most immigrants flee the war in Ukraine and arrive after a difficult journey, forced to leave behind all their belongings and money,” said Minister of Immigration and Absorption, Pnina Tamano-Shata. “As a government, we are committed to helping them and making it as easy as possible for them.”

This financial assistance will be granted regardless of income and will be added to the financial envelope granted to each new immigrant, as well as to the additional assistance granted to immigrant refugees.

The Jewish Agency said last week it had processed more than 10,000 immigrants from Ukraine and Russia since the war began, and had received more than 30,000 calls asking for immigration information. in Israel.

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