Organised by the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in association with Habitat for Humanity India.
In partnership with National Housing Bank

Housing for All by 2022 is the national flagship programme in India. The focus on the need for housing in rural and urban India has come to the forefront with a huge housing deficit that needs to be met. Increasingly the financing of affordable housing and creating credit access for affordable housing has become an important agenda for housing finance companies and banks in the country. The need for objective and analytical education in housing finance has thus also become increasingly significant.

Habitat for Humanity and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania are organising a two day course on housing finance at New Delhi in July 2017. The Habitat for Humanity International Housing Finance Course shall be held prior to the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum scheduled to be held from 6th to 7th of July 2017.


The course is an adaptation of Wharton’s International Housing Finance Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter (TCIS).

The course draws upon the expertise of the Wharton International Housing Finance Program initiated in 1985, the Samuel Zell/ Robert Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School, the faculty of the Wharton Finance and Real Estate Departments, as well as specialists from the private sector.

The course addresses the need for education in policy innovations, and financial and managerial aspects of housing finance. The workshop is so designed to provide hands-on teaching in the preparation of mortgage securitizations, mortgage bond and hybrid deals.

Joint certificates from the Wharton School and Habitat for Humanity India shall be issued to all participants on completion of the course.

The course shall predominantly be delivered by Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit, Founder & Director, International Housing Finance Program (IHFP); Wharton School. She is the founder and executive director of Housing Finance Information Network (HOFINET), and an adjunct professor in Wharton’s Real Estate Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit

Date & Venue

4th and 5th July, 2017
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi