What is the IUHF?
Established in 1914, the International Union for Housing Finance (IUHF) is a worldwide housing finance network organisation which enables its members to:
- keep up-to-date with the latest developments in housing finance from around the world; and
- learn from each other’s experience.
Moreover, the Union aims to promote and facilitate the development of housing finance systems in emerging countries and to encourage cooperation between the public and private sector in the housing and housing finance industry. The promotion of approaches to tackle the global challenge of housing affordability is also one of the Union’s goals.
The Union covers 49 different countries through its 104 members, which range from national banking associations or mortgage lending institutions to independent consultants, academics, government agencies and international institutions specialised in housing finance. Being an international body, the Union is not a lobbying organisation, thus its members do not sign-up to any agreed common policy positions in the name of the Union.