- 2020 - 2021
- Eloise Pelaud
In December 2020, the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (CAHF), urbaMonde and urbaSEN signed a partnership agreement to conduct a case study on the collaborative production of affordable housing in Senegal and its financial and legal modeling.
The organisations collaborate to:
- support affordable housing solutions for vulnerable populations through accessible and innovative financing;
- drive financial innovation through R&D and experimentation;
- influence the implementation of public policies and partnerships that facilitate the access to affordable housing finance.
Using bibliographic research and in-depth interviews, the study analyzes the capacity of projects and partners to fit into the public and private financing chain, and to mobilize so-called «citizen» or «community» finance.
A community financing component, combined with additional funding sources (private or public, grants or loans, etc.) is common to all of the experiences selected. A number of experiences were selected through the collaborative database CoHabitat.io, run by urbaMonde as part of the CoHabitat Network, and from experiences documented by the CAHF.
Download case studies (PDF):
- Cameroon - Alternative Program for Social Housing
- Gambia - Cement Block Banking
- Kenya - Akiba Mashinani Trust
- Kenya - Nyumba Smart Microloans
- Mauritania - Twize
- Mozambique - Inhamizua REALL
- Namibia - Twahangana Fund
- Senegal - Revolving Fund for Urban Renewal
- South Africa - Khayelitsha People’s Housing Process
- Zimbabwe - Gungano Urban Poor Fund