2016 Housing Finance Course for Sub-Saharan Africa

Oct 02, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

Learn how to objectively analyse housing finance in current market conditions.

The Housing Finance Course for Sub-Saharan Africa provides an overview of the elements of a housing finance system and identifies the issues and constraints that prevent most housing finance systems in Sub-Saharan Africa from reaching their potential. The course identifies the preconditions for the success of housing finance systems and different housing finance products such as mortgages, pension-backed finance, installment sale finance and housing micro-finance. It looks at how governments can improve the functioning of housing finance systems and how targeted interventions such as state subsidies can improve access of lower income households to housing finance. The objective of the course is therefore to give participants the analytical tools to assess housing finance systems in their country and become constructive partners, whether from the private or public sector, in efforts to improve these systems and make them more responsive to the needs of the people. Participants may be from private housing finance institutions, government housing and finance agencies, and academic and international development institutions from both emerging market and established economies. For more information, visit the university of cape town website.