Building Africa’s Housing Financing Chain

The 34th AUHF conference explored the emerging concerns, challenges, and opportunities affecting the links along Africa’s housing finance chain. Each link in the housing delivery chain has an integral finance component, and while a key focus in the market has remained on extending end-user finance through mortgage and nonmortgage means, construction or developer finance is equally critical, as is the creation of a quality investment environment that recognizes the opportunity in affordable housing.  These altogether create a functioning finance chain that is critical to supporting housing – an enabling macro-environment; the presence, interest, and capacity of investors; and the engagement of financiers. The AUHF conference was structured to unpack these issues through presentations, in-depth panel discussions and forums clustered around the above themes.