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Allon Says $280 Million Needed for Immigrant Housing in Next Fiscal Year

Deputy Premier Yigal Allon said yesterday that $280 million was needed for immigrant housing during the coming fiscal year which begins April 1,1970. He said $161 million would be spent for that purpose during the current fiscal year.

Mr. Allon referred to immigrant housing needs in an address on the occasion of his leave-taking from the Absorption Ministry. He served as Minister of Immigrant Absorption in the old government and was appointed Minister of Education in the new. He welcomed Shimon Peres who will be in charge of the Absorption Ministry on a caretaker basis. The portfolio has been reserved for the Mapam Party, a partner in the Labor Alignment, which has joined the government but refuses to accept a ministerial assignment.