About us


Our vision

To serve as a place of knowledge, expertise, advice and innovation, enabling low- and very low-income families to acquire adequate housing.


What we do

  • Facilitate collaboration between public, private and third-sector actors in the market.
  • Develop sustainable and innovative housing solutions for those who lack adequate housing.
  • Increase access to affordable shelter among lower-income populations.


Areas of practice

These major focus areas are supported by integrated outreach and knowledge management teams:

  • Affordable housing finance.
  • Water and sanitation and other basic services.
  • Disaster risk reduction and mitigation.
  • Sustainable housing and human settlements.



  • Advisory services.
  • Research and knowledge development.
  • Peer learning opportunities.