Promoting Private Sector Participation in Low-Income Housing Finance: Diagnosis and Policy Recommendations for Latin America and the Caribbean

Dana, Joe;
Gerli, Beatrice;
Koutsoupakis, Dimitrios;
Sisti, Elena
Aug 2007
This document explores viable solutions to mitigate the impact of risks that are preventing private lenders from expanding their involvement in housing finance in selected countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is based on available housing diagnostics and studies in the region, and complemented with information gathered by the consultants from public sources and correspondence with appropriate regulators and national statistical offices. This analysis provides basis for the policy and program recommendations to support a more effective, nonbiased housing financing framework in Latin America and the Caribbean.