African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) – an association of mortgage banks, building societies, microfinance institutions and banks, housing corporations and other organizations involved in the mobilisation of funds for shelter and housing on the African continent has announced the official date of the 2019 Housing Finance Course for Sub-Saharan Africa.
This year’s edition of the annual housing finance course of one week for Sub Sahara Africa in Cape Town, South Africa will hold from 29th September to 5th October, the association has revealed.
According to Kecia Rust, Executive Secretary of the association, the course, is in collaboration with International Union for Housing Finance.
The courses will focus on; The role of housing in an economy; The role of finance in housing markets; Building blocks of a housing finance system; The state of housing finance in Sub-Saharan Africa; Overview of housing finance products; The business of housing finance; Profitability, risks and risk management; Funding sources for housing finance: Role of capital market funding; Safety and soundness of financial institutions: the regulatory environment; Expanding housing finance to underserved markets: housing micro finance; Using subsidies to expand housing markets & housing finance systems.
The AUHF was established as a member based body of housing lenders in 1984. Today, AUHF comprises of 49 members from 16 countries across the continent.
As an industry body, the AUHF 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 industry as a whole.
The association supports its members in realising their vision, through networking and deal facilitation, information collection and dissemination, lobbying and advocacy, and capacity building and training.
Closing date for application is 1st of September 2019.