Newsletters

The AUHF publishes a newsletter, ‘Financing Housing in Africa’ for its members every month. The newsletter covers: a broad range of housing news on the African continent; a profile of an AUHF member; a profile of a non-AUHF member who is a player in the field of housing finance; a report review and; a graph on trends in the housing and housing finance space. The newsletter also markets housing finance related events, workshops and courses. Subscription to this publication is free. Click here to subscribe to AUHF’s mailing list.

03 March 2014
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Financing Housing in Africa February 2014

This is the 2nd issue of the 2014 monthly newsletter, Financing Housing in Africa. In this issue we highlight the developments in Djibouti’s housing sector.

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30 January 2014
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Financing Housing in Africa January 2014

This is the 1st 2014 issue of our monthly newsletter, Financing Housing in Africa. In …

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05 December 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa December 2013

This is the last issue of Financing Housing in Africa before we break for the year, so we are reflecting on the year 2013; and the developments of the AUHF. We highlight: our membership growth, our new mailing system and newsletter format, our first regional seminar, our representation within the International Union for Housing Finance executive committee and our annual conference and AGM.

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07 November 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa November 2013

There seems to be vast amounts of investment going into affordable housing development across the continent. This month alone, there have been reports of the World Bank investment in Nigeria, AFD’s investments in Nigeria and South Africa….

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11 October 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa October 2013

This issue of Financing Housing in Africa is in a new format, it is shorter and more more to the point. The main items on our newsletters are now: a cover story, general news, member related news and, events. The member news section begins to illustrate the impact of AUHF members on the continents Affordable Housing Finance space. The general news are now split by region, which makes for a better picture of what the issues and opportunities are in the various regions.

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01 August 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa July 2013

In this month’s newsletter, we profile AUHF member, the Govan Mbeki Housing Company- a South African social housing institution. Our player in focus for the month is a Kenyan property development company called, Suraya Property. The graph of the month, taken from the 2012 issue of the Housing Finance in Africa yearbook, presents the African lending interest rates. The Housing Finance in Africa yearbook which is published annually by FinMark Trust’s Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) will be launched at the upcoming AUHF conference.
We have changed our news section slightly to highlight member specific news and initiatives. So we still have the “in the news” column, but we have added a “member news” column.

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28 June 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa June 2013

In this issue of Financing Housing in Africa, we have a word from our chairman. The cover article is a note from the chairman, Mr Colin Chimutsa, on the International Union for Housing Finance congress. We profile two South African development finance institutions: The National Housing Finance Corporation, which is an AUHF member and; the Rural Housing Loan Fund (RHLF) as the player in focus. The graph of the month is extracted from the Microfinance Barometer publication, it illustrates the number of borrowers reached across global regions.

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29 May 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa_May 2013

This issue of Financing Housing in Africa reports on the FinMark seminar which was held in Lusaka, Zambia on the 15th of May 2013. This seminar presented the findings of a study commissioned by FinMark Trust, on the state of Zambia’s Housing Finance sector. Profiled in this issue, is AUHF member Botswana Building Society. Our Player in Focus, profiled this month is Smart Homes Africa, a real estate and development company with a focus on affordable housing. Finally, this months graph, reveals that the concentration of impact investments is largely on Microfinance and Housing

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02 May 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa_Apr 2013

This issue of Financing Housing in Africa documents the AUHF’s first regional seminar which was held in Nigeria on the 4th of April. In this issue, we profile AUHF member, Swaziland National Housing Board and draw attention to a player in the industry, First World Communities. The graph of the month illustrates housing affordability in Africa, it depicts the price and size of entry level housing in African countries.

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28 March 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa_Mar 2013

In this issue of Financing Housing in Africa we look at the state of Housing Finance in Africa.The AUHF member profiled in this issue is, First National Bank and Cornerstone Real Estate Limited is the player in action. This issues graph presents data collected from African MFI’s.

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