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Welcome to
the AUHF
ABOUT US The AUHF is a member based organisation that promotes the development of effective housing finance markets, and the delivery of affordable housing across Africa, working in the interests of both the members and the housing industry as a whole. The AUHF is a member based organisation that promotes the development of effective housing finance markets, and the delivery of affordable housing across Africa, working in the interests of both the members and the housing industry as a whole.
AUHF Conference Participants, Cape Town, November 2019.
AUHF annual conference Annual AUHF
conference
Our 36th conference. 2-6 November 2020
Investing in the SDGS: Finding a Market Opportunity in Affordable Housing
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AUHF
become a member Current housing backlogs, rapid urbanisation and population growth in Africa means there is an ever growing demand for affordable housing. Join the AUHF to be part of the solution.
COVID-19 SA Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a home and how the inadequately housed have been most impacted by the pandemic. Housing drives access to basic services and impacts profoundly on the health and well-being of low income households. The progress of the pandemic has also had a particular impact on our businesses and challenged many of our members in their capacity to deliver affordable housing. Looking forward, we see housing as an important opportunity for a post-Covid19 recovery of economies in Africa, as housing not only stimulates the national economy and creates jobs but also provides households with an economic asset off which they are able to leverage economic opportunities. Covid-19
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members

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.

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countries

(Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe).

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Years

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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Events

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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