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How to innovate in social housing finance?

Tulio Vázquez



Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Multifunction Hall Room 4
Inter-American Housing Union, Uniapravi
Equitable urban futures
TE 4


This course will contribute to a better understanding of the current and future status of housing finance policies and strategies aimed at low-income families, taking good practices from successful and unsuccessful cases, as well as promote an exchange of experiences and knowledge among participants through the presentation of Latin American cases as well as their diagnosis and proposals of the participants integrated in working teams. Participants will learn the minimum elements to design a comprehensive housing finance strategy based on the needs of low-income families. The training will help advance sustainable urban development objectives through linking the design of financing programs with the SDGs, with the principles of responsible investment of the United Nations and the fulfillment of the ESG objectives of the organizations that are part of the housing finance ecosystem. The end beneficiaries of this training will be public-policy makers, social entrepreneurs, private-social organizations representatives, academic researchers, and practitioners. The three-hour training will be divided in the next modules: • Introduction to the training. 5 minutes • State of the art of Latin-American housing finance presentation. 10 minutes • Innovative experiences: Experts will present their innovative experiences. 30 minutes • Introduction to the case study methodology presentation 10 minutes • Working groups. 60 minutes • Elevator Pitches from the working groups to countries: 25 minutes • Feedback. 30 minutes • Conclusions and course certificates. 10 minutes


• Identify key points to link housing demand with the supply of housing solutions. • Discuss credit enablers that allow expanding financial coverage to low-income families. • Visualize innovative financing schemes that link access to housing with the fight against climate change, inequality and promoting gender equity.