Get ready for the first virtual
Philippines Housing Forum!

Coming this November 10-11, 2021.
Watch out for more details on how to join!

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 spearheads the Philippines Housing Forum, a lead-in event of the 8th APHF. The forum is the country’s largest, most anticipated event that convenes key stakeholders, subject matter experts, industry professionals, and thought leaders for a comprehensive dialogue that aims 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 will be hosted via Zoom and targets to bring together over 500 participants from diverse sectors. It will also hold the second Youth Congress that will engage young leaders and reinforce their role in building social impact through housing.

Our Goals

Get ready for the first virtual Philippines Housing Forum!

Coming this November 2021. Watch out for more details on how to join!

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 spearheads the Philippines Housing Forum, a lead-in event of the 8th APHF. The forum is the country’s largest, most anticipated event that convenes key stakeholders, subject matter experts, industry professionals, and thought leaders for a comprehensive dialogue that aims 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 will be hosted via Zoom and targets to bring together over 500 participants from diverse sectors. It will also hold the second Youth Congress that will engage young leaders and reinforce their role in building social impact through housing.

Our 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 will focus 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.

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 aims to explore 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.

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 will examine available housing finance options and investment opportunities to drive affordable housing to scale.

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 will explore 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.

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 will focus 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.

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 aims to explore 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.

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 will examine available housing finance options and investment opportunities to drive affordable housing to scale.

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 will explore 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.

Be part of the Philippines Housing Forum!

Call for Partnerships

Be one of our event partners and advocate for decent, affordable, sustainable housing for all. Download the Event Information and Partnership Deck for more information on how you can build your impact with us through supporting the Philippines Housing Forum. For inquiries, email us at aphf@habitat.org.ph.

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.