Greetings from MHT!
We’re pleased to inform you that Mahila Housing Trust (MHT), on the occasion of its silver jubilee is organizing a Webinar Series, The City Makers: Responsible Urbanization through Women’s Participation. This webinar series is being organized with support from Dasra and SELCO foundation is an integral part of the 25 years of celebration of Mahila Housing Trust that we have launched last year, which includes the publication of a book ‘The City Makers’.
Under the series, six webinars are scheduled between January and March 2021. The SECOND Webinar, ‘AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOUSING FINANCE’ has been scheduled on February 03, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM (IST). Kindly visit this page for more details about the Webinar and information on the Moderator and Panelists.
Housing is an arduous problem across the world, especially in developing countries like India. Apart from being one of the three basic necessities of life, adequate housing helps to address an important social determinant of health and prevent diseases, injury and death; provides security and increases household as well as national income. The progress of programmes like, ‘Housing for All’ - PMAY(U) forsee major challenges like paucity of reserved land plots available for low income housing, land titling and legal ownership issues and lack of access to housing finance for low income groups. In the metro cities and Tier II cities of India, despite there being a distinct category in the “Housing for All” programme, the implementation of the Beneficiary-led Construction (BLC) has been almost negligible. Despite several efforts by the Government, access to housing finance for individuals or households with informal income and informal tenure category is still tremendously difficult and challenging.
The second webinar of the MHT Webinar Series focusses on the following Key Question:
What are the challenges to affordable housing and access to housing finance for the poor?