Fact Sheet

Factsheet: Green, Resilient and Inclusive Housing Finance

May 21, 2023

IFC is the leading international investor in housing finance in emerging markets. Ensuring people have access to resilient, sustainable, and affordable homes is crucial for individual wellbeing, and is key to economic growth, improvements and health and education outcomes, as well as social and political stability.

For more than 30 years, IFC has supported innovative solutions to spur development of more affordable housing globally, and expand access to mortgages and housing finance more broadly for low-income, unbanked, and underserved populations.

To catalyze the development of sound and widely accessible housing finance markets, IFC:

  • Invests in financial institutions and mobilizes capital across the globe, serving as a reliable source of long-term funding
  • Works with funds to support construction of green residential buildings
  • Provides advisory services to strengthen financial institutions’ capacity in housing finance
  • Works with regulatory agencies to improve the enabling environment