The History of the AUHF – 30-Years of Housing Finance in Africa

  • Set up in Kenya in June 1984 by key individuals.
  • Started with 11 members from 8 countries in Africa.
  • 38 member organisations in 17 countries in 2014.
  • Peak of 60 members in 2017/18.
  • 40 members in 2021 from 16 countries
  • Goal of 100 members by 2024.
  • Initially funded by grants from the International Union of housing Finance (IUHF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Funded through membership fees and income from AUHF activities such as the AUHF Conference and interest on cash reserves.
  • Secretariat function carried out over the years by key individuals in Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
  • Secretariat currently with CAHF in South Africa.
  • In 2024 the AUHF will celebrate 40 years in existence. Celebratory events will be posted on the site.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the AUHF a brochure tracking the history of the organisation was produced. Click here to view the 30 year history recorded

The benefits of membership are:

  • Association with other African housing finance players
  • A monthly update of housing finance news on the African continent
  • Networking opportunities
  • Capacity building and knowledge sharing
  • Discounted attendance to conferences, workshops and courses
  • The opportunity to direct research commissioned by the union

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