In Joshua Mitnick’s article about the protesters in Israel demanding affordable housing, he cites various factors that have caused this problem (“Tent City Protests Spread,” July 22).

What’s needed is a private-public partnership, a combination of having kibbutzim and moshavim develop affordable housing with the aid of the Israeli government and private charities, such as the combined resources of the Jewish federation system. In that way funds for the building of affordable housing can be part of the solution.