As 2021 comes to a close, we are all struggling to come to terms with two years of a global pandemic. The year has been difficult for many, as African countries feel the economic impact of lockdowns, travel bans, and supply chain disruptions.

CAHF is the Secretariat of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF)

In the affordable housing sector, we have started to see the impact of COVID-19 as households are challenged to make do with less. This struggle is the theme of our 2021 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook, launched in November, which highlights urban informality and the opportunity presented by ‘massive small’ to address affordable housing demand.

Despite the challenges, CAHF has enjoyed a year of eye-opening research and powerful engagements with partners and stakeholders. We thank our partners and sponsors for their continued support, and wish all our friends and colleagues across the continent and across the sector, a restful holiday period celebrating with family and friends.

May 2022 bring us all upward and forward in our drive to support affordable housing investment in Africa. We look forward to seeing and working with you in the new year.

Kecia Rust,
Executive Director

Our 12th edition of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook is now available
Targeted at housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers and government officials, this 2021 Yearbook—our 12th edition—provides an up-to-date review of practice and developments in housing finance and delivery in Africa, reflecting the dynamic change and growth evident in the market of each country over the past year.

The 12th edition was launched at the 37th Annual Conference of the AUHF held in Rwanda (in-person and virtual). To watch a recap of the 2021 Yearbook launch, please click here.