In December 2020, the Centre for Affordable Housing in Finance Africa (CAHF), UrbaMonde and UrbaSEN signed a partnership agreement to undertake a scoping exercise to explore experiences of citizen financing mechanisms for affordable housing delivery.
This short study – available in French and English – documents and disseminates 10 experiences, programs and projects of affordable housing production in Africa. Using bibliographic research and in-depth interviews, this work made it possible to analyze the capacity of projects and partners to be part of the public and private funding chain, and to mobilize the so-called “citizen finance” .
This week’s focus is on Cameroon’s Alternative Social Housing Program (ASHP). First piloted in 2017 and currently in its second phase, the ASHP is based on a revolving fund mechanism that finances projects carried out by housing cooperatives and members of the National Network of Inhabitants of Cameroon (RNHC).
To find out more about the program in English or French, follow the links below.DOWNLOAD PDF IN ENGLISH DOWNLOAD PDF IN FRENCH