Rav Chaim Kanievsky signed a letter backing the establishment of a chareidi city named Kesif in southern Israel, where there are plans to build 18,000 apartments for chareidim. Government funding for the construction of botei medrash and shuls has already been approved.

Plans are also afoot to build tens of thousands of new apartments in Kiryat Malachi and Kiryat Gat in southern Israel, giving them a chareidi majority by 2040.

Chareidim are hardest hit by rising apartment prices, with large increases in the Yerushalayim and peripheral areas where they buy the most.