Housing For All in India
- 9 citizen sector organizations and 15 businesses have joined the HFA India initiative as partners
- 2,800 new homes under construction
- By 2014 an estimated 500,000 families will have been impacted
- Affordable Housing will be creating a USD $270 billion market, generating employment opportunities both directly and indirectly by providing complimentary services for construction. Today, approximately 40% of India's workforce is directly employed in the construction business; this figure is likely to go up with the spurt in affordable housing activity.
Housing Related Products, Builders & Technical Assistance
Aggregators & Complementary Services
MicroHousing Finance Corporation Limited
Tulsi lives in a slum in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Her 144 sq ft house does not have any individual water connection or toilet. She and her husband sell vegetables on a push cart and make an estimated USD$150 per month. She has two children and the family also makes and sells kites during festive seasons. She can afford a monthly housing installment of USD$80 for a new house. Through the Ashoka DBS Umang project she has booked an apartment with 220 sq ft. Her loan is currently being processed and she cannot wait to move to the new apartment. Her dream will finally become true!
The living conditions of slum dwellers in Ahmedabad, India, have changed with new infrastructure projects, opportunities for employment and more social empowerment. Ultimately this has improved people's health, and reduced their expenditure on medicines. This is how a social determinants of health approach works in action.
Bijal Bhatt from Mahila Housing SEWA Trust