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Financing affordable housing for low income groups: innovative funding for urban housing [WP974]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • How can low income groups gain access to financing for affordable housing?
  • What innovative models for financing already exist?
  • How can revolving funds be established on an affordable basis, but still generate returns for investors?
  • What response is needed from governments, development agencies and financiers to enable such schemes to flourish?
  • How can conflicting objectives of pro-poor finance schemes and lenders’ need to make a viable rate of return be combined?

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