This Quick Guide introduces some of the key concepts of formal housing finance and an overview of how both the formal and informal systems of delivering housing finance work especially with regard to the urban poor. The guide provides insights to innovative ways in affordable housing finance for the urban poor living in Asia’s cities.
The other Quick Guides in this series are:
Quick Guide 1- Urbanization: The role the poor play in urban development
Quick Guide 2 - Low-Inocme Housing: Approaches to help the urban poor find adequate accommodation
Quick Guide 3 - Land: A crucial element in housing the urban poor
Quick Guide 4 - Eviction: Alternatives to the whole-scale destruction of urban poor communities
Quick Guide 5 - Housing Finance: Ways to help the poor pay for housing
Quick Guide 6 - Community-Based Organizations: The poor as agents of development
Quick Guide 7 - Rental housing: A much neglected housing option for the poor.