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Including mortgage banks, building societies, housing micro lenders, housing corporations, Development Finance Institutions, honorary members, and other organisations involved in the mobilisation of funds for shelter and housing in Africa.


(Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, eSwatini, Finland, Guinea, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania,  Togo, Uganda, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe).


The AUHF was founded in Kenya in 1984.

What is the role of a housing finance industry body in Africa?

As the primary representative body for Africa’s housing sector, the AUHF has a critical role to play in supporting market development towards improved efficiencies, better practices, streamlined engagement and effective interventions to address the myriad problems and challenges that undermine working housing markets in Africa. In this, the AUHF is not only a representative of its membership, but a key focal point for engagement with Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), governments and other sector-support bodies and initiatives at the local, national and regional and international levels.

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An association of various parties involved in the mobilisation of funds for shelter and housing on the African continent

Member testimonials

“First National Bank has been a long-standing member of the AUHF because of the incredible value that the AUHF adds to us as a financier in Africa. We have connected with numerous players that have enhanced our contribution of the affordable housing space.”
Mfundo Mabaso
Growth Head, FNB Home Finance, First National Bank, South Africa 
“The AUHF is a critical organisation that provides the platform for All Countries in Africa to share ideas and experiences geared towards providing innovation in building methodologies and finding pragmatic ways to reduce the financing costs and the cost of houses in order to enhance affordability without compromising the quality of the houses. You cannot profess to be a genuine and passionate stakeholder in the Affordable Housing Industry in Africa without having membership to the AUHF."
Andrew Chimphondah
Group Managing Director of Shelter Afrique and AUHF Chairperson

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