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The demand for housing in India has been growing significantly in recent years. Housing is an indicator of growth and social well-being of an economy.

For any emerging economy, development of the housing sector has its own challenges. The biggest of these challenges is access to finance. While investment in real estate is an easy candidate for borrowing, real estate lending is more opportunity-based. Lower income groups continue to remain either unserved or underserved.

This tends to deter lenders from taking exposure on borrowers from lower income groups. Thus a gap was formed between the demand and supply of finance in that sector; it was well observed by the stakeholders of the industry and soon there was a spurt in the number of the affordable housing finance institutions in the country. The “Housing for All by 2022” scheme launched by the Government of India acted as fuel to the fire.

In terms of the business, the industry has covered a long way already with total housing credit of INR 14.4 trillion as at the end of March, 2017 as against 12.4 trillion as at the end of March, 2016, and there is still more to cover as the target is already set by the Housing for All by 2022 scheme, which intends to construct 20 million houses by 2022, a significant portion of which has already been achieved. Therefore, undoubtedly, there is a lot of scope for the affordable housing finance players in years to come.

On the above pretext, we, at Vinod Kothari Consultants, felt that there is a need to bring together all the stakeholders of the industry so as to ensure that the all of us are on the same page working towards a common goal of housing for poor. There is also a need for deliberate on the various issues concerning the housing finance industry, such that a sustainable growth in the most favourable environment can be achieved.

With such an objective we held the third edition of the Affordable Housing Finance Summit on 7th September, 2018 at The World Trade Centre Mumbai.

Guest of Honour: Dr. Vijay Satbir Singh, Member, MahaRERA

Chief Guest: Shri S.S. Mundra, Former Deputy Governor, RBI

Keynote Speaker: Shri R.V. Verma, Former Chairman and MD of National Housing Bank

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