International Union for Housing Finance (IUHF)

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1914-08-11 London UK


Founded 11 Aug 1914, London (UK), following development, 1893, of a USA conference 'World Congress of Building and Loan Associations'; commencement of truly international activities at International Congress, 1931, Philadelphia PA (USA). Statutes adopted 15 Sep 1938, when transformed from an 'ad hoc' organization arranging conferences to a permanent body; reconstituted 3 May 1956; statutes amended 1971; new statutes adopted 1986; 4 Oct 1988; 1995, London; current statutes adopted 21 Sep 2006. Former English titles: International Union of Building Societies and Savings and Loan Associations; International Union of Building Societies and Savings Associations (IUBSSA); International Organization for Housing Finance Institutions; International Union of Housing Finance Institutions (IUHFI). Previously also referred to as Union internationale des sociétés d'épargne et de prêts immobiliers -- Internationaler Verband für Haus Finanzierungen -- Unión Internacional de Asociaciones de Ahorros y Préstamo para la Vivienda -- União Internacional das Entidades de Crédito Imobiliario e Poupança. Current title adopted 10 Sep 1995. Offices have alternated between USA, UK and Belgium.


Facilitate global contact between member organizations and their officers and directors, and be a source of international leadership in housing finance; promote exchange of knowledge about housing finance issues and serve as a recognized primary source of information on international housing finance; influence opinion leaders to adopt policies and initiatives to promote housing; facilitate business opportunities between member institutions; promote and facilitate development of housing finance systems in developing countries; encourage cooperation between public and private sectors in housing finance sectors.


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GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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