Revisit the highlights of the Philippines Housing Forum!

Check out the Plenary Sessions

About the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

For more than a decade, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum (APHF) has gathered under one roof major stakeholders engaged in seeking solutions to affordable housing issues and promote decent housing as a driver of economic growth Since the inaugural conference in 2007 more than 7,200 participants have not only shared common ground but also presented diverse views through insightful plenaries and engaging tracks. The seventh APHF last September 2019 was the largest ever with more than 2,300 participants across the main events, side events, and preliminary lead-up events at the country level.

This 2021, we are bringing the 8th edition of APHF once again closer to the housing sector in the Philippines with the theme “Building Forward Better for Inclusive Housing.”

About the Philippines Housing Forum

Habitat for Humanity Philippines spearheaded the Philippines Housing Forum, a lead-in event of the 8th APHF. The forum was the country’s largest, most anticipated event that convened key stakeholders, subject matter experts, industry professionals, and thought leaders for a comprehensive dialogue that aimed to seek innovative, sustainable, affordable, and climate-resilient solutions to the housing crisis.

Happening from November 10 to 11, 2021, the first virtual Philippines Housing Forum was hosted via Zoom and brought together over 200 participants from diverse sectors. It also held the second Youth Congress last November 6 that engaged young leaders and reinforced their role in building social impact through housing.  Revisit the Plenary Sessions on our YouTube Channel.

Philippines Housing Forum and Youth Congress Sponsors

Forum Goals

Rewatch the sessions in the Philippines Housing Forum!

Check out the Plenary Sessions

About the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

For more than a decade, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum (APHF) has gathered under one roof major stakeholders engaged in seeking solutions to affordable housing issues and promote decent housing as a driver of economic growth Since the inaugural conference in 2007 more than 7,200 participants have not only shared common ground but also presented diverse views through insightful plenaries and engaging tracks. The seventh APHF last September 2019 was the largest ever with more than 2,300 participants across the main events, side events, and preliminary lead-up events at the country level.

This 2021, we are bringing the 8th edition of APHF once again closer to the housing sector in the Philippines with the theme “Building Forward Better for Inclusive Housing.”

About the Philippines Housing Forum

Habitat for Humanity Philippines spearheaded the Philippines Housing Forum, a lead-in event of the 8th APHF. The forum was the country’s largest, most anticipated event that convened key stakeholders, subject matter experts, industry professionals, and thought leaders for a comprehensive dialogue that aimed to seek innovative, sustainable, affordable, and climate-resilient solutions to the housing crisis.

Happening from November 10 to 11, 2021, the first virtual Philippines Housing Forum was hosted via Zoom and brought together over 200 participants from diverse sectors. It also held the second Youth Congress last November 6 that engaged young leaders and reinforced their role in building social impact through housing. Revisit the Plenary Sessions on our YouTube Channel.

Forum Sponsors

Forum Goals

Forum Tracks

Cities and communities are struggling with the impacts of human and natural challenges that reduce people’s quality of life. Now, more than ever, the importance of building healthy, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities should take the center stage. This track focused on how resilient cities and communities can better handle natural and man-made disasters, overcome the impact of economic, social, and environmental hazards, and achieve holistic progress through resilient, well-integrated housing and community development programs. Rewatch the Plenary Session here and download the presentations below.

With the country facing a massive housing backlog, further intensified by the rising construction cost and land insecurity, the call for innovative, sustainable housing solutions is urgent. This track explored innovative technologies and approaches that will promote sustainability and cost efficiency in building adequate homes. From the raw materials used, ingenious designs to construction processes, discover how merging innovation, technology, and access to land can transform the housing landscape and make it more inclusive. Rewatch the Plenary Session here and download the presentations of the speakers below.

Access to affordable housing finance remains elusive to low-income families particularly those living in urbanized cities and municipalities. Amid rapid urbanization putting pressure on housing delivery systems, many urban poor cannot afford formal housing without effective housing programs and housing finance. Appropriate and responsive housing finance structures and access to funding and investment are critical in addressing housing affordability issues. This track examined available housing finance options and investment opportunities to drive affordable housing to scale. Rewatch the Plenary Session here.

Crafting, implementing, and reinforcing policies is catalytic to the success of housing programs. To help meet the growing demand and ensure access to decent housing for all, this track explored collaboration on policy reform and recommendations to fast track and scale-up housing production, discuss government procedures and systems on land administration and management, review project accreditation, and approvals, and look at government incentives for green, cost-effective building materials. Rewatch the Plenary Session here and download the presentations of the speakers below.

Now, more than ever, we are calling on our national government to rapidly work towards building sustainable communities and breaking down the barriers in accessing decent and affordable housing.

Download “Youth Statement” Philippines-Youth-Congress-2021-Youth-Statement.pdf – Downloaded 22 times – 3 MB

Forum Tracks

Cities and communities are struggling with the impacts of human and natural challenges that reduce people’s quality of life. Now, more than ever, the importance of building healthy, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities should take the center stage. This track focused on how resilient cities and communities can better handle natural and man-made disasters, overcome the impact of economic, social, and environmental hazards, and achieve holistic progress through resilient, well-integrated housing and community development programs. Rewatch the Plenary Session here and download the presentations below.

With the country facing a massive housing backlog, further intensified by the rising construction cost and land insecurity, the call for innovative, sustainable housing solutions is urgent. This track explored innovative technologies and approaches that will promote sustainability and cost efficiency in building adequate homes. From the raw materials used, ingenious designs to construction processes, discover how merging innovation, technology, and access to land can transform the housing landscape and make it more inclusive. Rewatch the Plenary Session here and download the presentations of the speakers below.

Access to affordable housing finance remains elusive to low-income families particularly those living in urbanized cities and municipalities. Amid rapid urbanization putting pressure on housing delivery systems, many urban poor cannot afford formal housing without effective housing programs and housing finance. Appropriate and responsive housing finance structures and access to funding and investment are critical in addressing housing affordability issues. This track examined available housing finance options and investment opportunities to drive affordable housing to scale. Rewatch the Plenary Session here.

Crafting, implementing, and reinforcing policies is catalytic to the success of housing programs. To help meet the growing demand and ensure access to decent housing for all, this track explored collaboration on policy reform and recommendations to fast track and scale-up housing production, discuss government procedures and systems on land administration and management, review project accreditation, and approvals, and look at government incentives for green, cost-effective building materials. Rewatch the Plenary Session here and download the presentations of the speakers below.

Now, more than ever, we are calling on our national government to rapidly work towards building sustainable communities and breaking down the barriers in accessing decent and affordable housing.

Download “Youth Statement” Philippines-Youth-Congress-2021-Youth-Statement.pdf – Downloaded 22 times – 3 MB

Revisit APHF7 Manila
Bahay-Buhay: Housing as a Key to Sustainable Growth

In 2019, we brought together over 30 notable speakers and moderators, 300 delegates, partners, and youth leaders…all driven by one goal: to seek solutions to poverty housing and provide adequate, sustainable, affordable homes for less privileged Filipino families. Know more about APHF7 Manila here.