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The role of housing finance in addressing the needs of the urban poor: lessons from Central America

Stein, Alfredo LU and Vance, Irene (2008) In Environment & Urbanization 20(1). p.13-30
Abstract
This paper analyzes three forms of low-income housing finance implemented in Central America: up-front and targeted state subsidies for mortgage finance to access new housing; small repeated loans for incremental housing improvements; and co-financing methods for the introduction of infrastructure and basic services. It shows that technical assistance for self-help construction, when combined with sound inclusive financial methods, can open new opportunities to make land, shelter and services affordable to different urban poor sub-groups.
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Central America, housing subsidies, microfinance, mortgaged loans, co-financing
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Environment & Urbanization
volume
20
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1
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13 - 30
publisher
SAGE Publications
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  • wos:000255580600002
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ISSN
1746-0301
DOI
10.1177/0956247808089146
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English
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yes
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  author       = {Stein, Alfredo and Vance, Irene},
  issn         = {1746-0301},
  keyword      = {Central America,housing subsidies,microfinance,mortgaged loans,co-financing},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {13--30},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  series       = {Environment & Urbanization},
  title        = {The role of housing finance in addressing the needs of the urban poor: lessons from Central America},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956247808089146},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2008},
}