Jerusalem Houses Rehabilitation

Brief Description

The Jerusalem House Rehabilitation project aims at enhancing access to effective social, economic and public services and utilities.Housing problems have been identified as one of the major reasons behind leaving Jerusalem by deprived Palestinian families.

Addressing the injustices and supporting the marginalized communities has been a concern of the United Nations Development Programme / Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP). UNDP cooperates with specialists and other organizations to offer moral and social support to families and individuals, providing relief to a marginalized Palestinian community through providing adequate housing, sustainable livelihood, educational opportunities, economic development and advocacy.

Using the community-based self-help modality, the project funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for phase I, responds to the immediate needs of providing emergency support for adequate housing for 54 deteriorated homes owned by low income families in Jerusalem. Through this phase, more than 80 homes have been successfully restored.
The project outcomes include:

  • Supporting access to housing units in East Jerusalem
  • Supporting access to job opportunities in East Jerusalem

Accomplishments and Progress

  • 75 rehabilitation interventions have been successfully completed
  • 80 grant agreements of rehabilitation interventions have been signed
  • 5 rehabilitation interventions are currently underway
  • Technical evaluation of 330 cases out of 450 were processed
  • Documentation process for 75 houses were completed
  • Up-to-date, the overall project progress of phase I is around 97%

Finances and Delivery

Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Islamic Development Bank USD 3,000,000 USD 194,208
Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Islamic Development Bank   USD 1,557,307
Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Islamic Development Bank USD 3,000,000 USD 909,464
Project Start Date:
July 2011
Estimated End Date:
January 2014
Islamic Development Bank
Geographic Coverage:
East Jerusalem
Focus Area:
Infrastructure / Housing / Poverty Reduction
Millennium Development Goal
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Walid Hasna, Infrastructure and Engineering Unit Team Leader, Contact: 00972-2-6268200,
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