Housing Finance Links

African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF)

The AUHF is an association of mortgage banks, building societies, housing corporations and other organizations involved in the mobilization of funds for shelter and housing in Africa.

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)

CAHF is the housing finance division of FinMark Trust, a non-profit trust with a mission of ‘making financial markets work for the poor’. The vision of CAHF is an enabled affordable housing finance system in countries throughout Africa, where governments, business, and advocates work together to provide a wide range of housing options accessible to all.

Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA)

EFSA is the public authority, responsible for supervising and regulating non-banking financial markets and instruments in Egypt, including the Capital Market, the Exchange, all activities related to Insurance Services, Mortgage Finance, Financial Leasing, Factoring and Securitization.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International has been engaged in housing finance for the poor since its establishment in 1976.

IFC Middle East & North Africa: Housing Finance

In a region experiencing a growing demand for housing and a limited increase in its supply, the objective of the program is to increase the availability of affordable housing finance by developing robust primary and secondary residential mortgage markets.

International Union for Housing Finance (IUHF)

Established in 1914, IUHF is a worldwide networking organisation that enables its members to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in housing finance from around the world and to learn from each other’s experiences. The Union currently comprises 108 members covering 45 different countries.

Urban LandMark

Urban LandMark sheds light on what can be done to remedy the problems that have made urban land markets dysfunctional, and hence land unaffordable. It does this by using the development approach known as "making markets work for the poor" while acknowledging the importance of land rights.