Jindas was established in 2012 in order to advance social mobility through urban renewal projects in Israel’s social and geographic periphery.
Jindas specializes in leading the planning and implementation of urban renewal projects together with the local community, and brings to the forefront the needs of residents. The organization focuses on architectural and economic planning, and the use of a wide range of innovative funding methods.
Our work model was inspired by a successfully implemented US model that integrates affordable housing with comprehensive social programming – that includes both individual and community support – and upgraded social services and infrastructure.
Jindas – Social Urban Vitalization advances social mobility through urban renewal projects in Israel’s social and geographic periphery. The organization initiates ‘Raze and Rebuild’ housing construction that integrates affordable housing with comprehensive social programming – that includes both individual and community support – and upgraded social services and infrastructure. Jindas specializes in leading the planning and implementation of urban renewal projects together with the local community, bringing to the forefront the needs of residents, and in architectural and economic planning and the use of a wide range of innovative funding methods.
Today, neighborhoods and cities in Israel are distinguished by their residents’ income, and there is no economic viability for urban renewal in peripheral neighborhoods with low land value. This phenomenon amplifies economic inequality, and bars communities from accessing opportunities in housing, health, employment and culture. This segregation is detrimental to the well-being and resilience of the country and its people.
Social urban regeneration is a tremendous opportunity for social and economic growth for families and across cities in Israel. To accelerate change, it is imperative that urban renewal processes include both architectural and social planning, and that they can be financed through innovative funding models that are economically feasible.
An economic and action-based approach is essential in creating these solutions as it brings together the state, local authorities, philanthropy and the business sector. Jindas is unique in its ability to facilitate different partnerships that ensure successful, sustainable and long-term implementation. We offer a proven and successful model that provides comprehensive solutions and engages all stakeholders, similarly to models implemented around the world and in the USA in particular.
The organization applies an all-encompassing approach – from planning through implementation – and operates concurrently on three levels:
– The initiation of 'Raze and Rebuild' projects that offer a wide range of affordable housing solutions;
– All-inclusive social programming with both individual and community counseling for residents, and assistance in accessing rights and benefits in employment, welfare, education and more;
– Renewal/construction of public buildings and spaces and the upgrade of services.
We invite you to join us as we implement a successful and proven international model that is taking its first steps in Israel. Together we can create opportunities and improve the quality of life in urban areas for all of the country's citizens
The American Model
Jindas has adopted the model developed by McCormack Baron Salazar, a leader in urban social regeneration in the USA, which has been successfully revitalizing American neighborhoods over the past 40 years. The company has built more than 40,000 housing units suitable for long-term rental and has developed a unique social model for advancing social mobility.
This comprehensive model brings together middle/high income residents and disadvantaged populations in the same community – a proven means of advancing social mobility. Recognizing that accessible, secure and stable housing is only one aspect of community renewal, the model also develops and supports schools, provides access to quality health services, offers community and commercial centers, emphasizes environmental stewardship, and develops public space that are an essential component in long-term neighborhood revitalization.
McCormack Baron Salazar: 40 Years in numbers
10-12 work months
:Our model is based on a collaboration of various entities from every sector
That's why we draw in the best partners we could possibly ask for