The African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) is an association of 27 mortgage banks, building societies, housing corporations and other organisations involved in the mobilisation of funds for shelter and housing, in 15 countries on the continent of Africa.
The aims and objectives of the African Union for Housing Finance are, broadly: -
Given that the regulatory environments in many African countries are not appropriate for mortgage finance. Even in those countries where the environment is conducive, mortgage financiers of service that sector of the population that can afford mortgage finance. The African Union for Housing Finance is thus actively seeking ways to incorporate and assist, among others, informal sector lenders, such as community banks, peoples’ banks, saving associations and credit unions to participate in the housing finance market.