The International Housing Finance Program (IHFP) was established in 1985 to foster excellence in housing policy and housing finance education, research, and technical advisory services, with a specific focus on developing and emerging market economies.


    • To the international housing finance industry and policy makers IHFP offers objective and state-of-the-art education in housing finance system development, instruments, risk assessment methods, and housing policy innovations.


  • To academic institutions and professional trade associations in emerging economies it offers assistance to build up quality housing policy and housing finance training and research capabilities.


  • To governments in the process of transforming their housing policies and housing finance institutions it offers advisory services and the dissemination of research and technical reports.



Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit



International Housing Finance Program

Samuel Zell & Robert Lurie Real Estate Center

The Wharton School


1462 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall

3620 Locust Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302, USA

+1 215.898.3313/9734 (Phone)

+1 215.573.2220 (Fax)

2014 Housing Finance Course for Sub-Saharan Africa (Now Accepting Applications):


> October 5 - October 11, 2014

> Registration Deadline: September 3, 2014

> Venue: University of Cape Town
   Graduate School of Business


To find out more, click here.


To apply, click here.