The Association of Housing Corporations of Nigeria (AHCN) will be holding a 2-day national workshop on facilitating affordable housing for medium and low income earners.

The workshop which is themed: Housing Deficit and the Challenges of Low Income Earners in Nigeria will be held on March 29-30, 2022 at Silk Suite Hotel, Rayfield, Jos.

According to the association, the objective of the workshop is to stimulate appropriate strategies for facilitating affordable housing for low and medium income group amidst unfriendly climate in Nigeria’s housing sector.

The workshop will address among others: “The use of local building material as panacea for addressing housing deficit and affordability, public private partnership and the task of land administrators in enhancing the provision of affordable housing for low and medium income group.

Also, they will be highlighting affordable housing models using the instrument of cooperative; the role of housing corporations in addressing housing deficit of the low and medium income group; maximizing available opportunities in facilitating low and medium income home ownership scheme.

The workshop will also examine the role of the industrial training fund in training skilled manpower to cater for the needs of the construction industry, and the role of stakeholders in the provision of affordable housing for low income earners; as well as the role of FMBN in funding affordable housing as a panacea for ameliorating housing deficit amongst low income earners: the plateau state experience among others.

Major stakeholders and decision makers in the housing sector are expected to participate in this strategic workshop, which will also provide avenue for major players in the sector to rub minds and proffer appropriate modalities for facilitating affordable housing for the vulnerable Nigerians.

Source : Independent