Sub-Saharan Africa faces a major housing challenge related to rapid urbanization and growth in informal settlements, made worse by the global economic downturn and macroeconomic volatility.
The housing crisis has had a particularly negative effect on people’s well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is urgent to scale up the construction of affordable housing and the improvement of existing housing.
This requires robust and inclusive housing finance systems that can withstand the current inflationary environment and offer a wide range of loan products from mortgages to micro-loans to tenantpurchase contracts, and from end-user to construction loans.
THE HOUSING FINANCE COURSE FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA addresses the critical challenges faced by the housing finance industry in Sub-Saharan Africa and teaches the conceptual, managerial, and practical tools needed to build strong housing finance systems.
The course is meant for senior policymakers, bankers, investors, developers, and housing professionals who seek to become constructive partners in improving and expanding housing finance systems in their countries.
The course is run as a partnership between the Urban Real Estate Research Unit (URERU) at the University of Cape Town and the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and is supported by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa.
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