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Sustainable, People-centered Solutions for Affordable Housing to Take Center Stage at Eighth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

BANGKOK, Nov 25, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum taking place from December 7 to 9 highlights the urgent need to build sustainable, inclusive, and affordable housing, in a region where millions of people live in extreme poverty below the threshold of US$1.90 a day and where communities continue to […]

Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter Leads Transformational Investment to Increase Affordable Housing in India

Delhi, India, Oct 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – As the 3D printed construction market grows, startups and nonprofits alike are beginning to leverage advances in concrete 3D printing technology to address the affordable housing crisis. Recently, Habitat for Humanity International through its Shelter Venture Fund invested $411,000 in Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. […]

China’s housing prices ease amid speculation curbs

This aerial photo taken on Sept 8, 2021 shows the construction site for a transaction center in Qianhai, Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong province. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – China's property market continued to ease in September amid strict government regulations to curb housing speculation, official data showed Wednesday. New home prices in four first-tier cities […]

Habitat for Humanity: Innovation Awards at the Virtual Asia-Pacific Housing Forum to Promote Winning Sustainable Solutions for Affordable Housing

BANGKOK, Sep 3, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum’s Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate innovators and disruptors in the affordable housing sector. Startup and scaleup companies, policymakers and advocates, architects and engineers are invited to submit sustainable and practical solutions for affordable housing. Paulette Liu “The Asia-Pacific region faces complex […]

Govt makes subsidized rental housing a priority

A housing renewal project is seen under construction in Dongguan, Guangdong province. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) China has built more than 78 million government-subsidized homes since 2008, benefiting more than 200 million people, the country's leading housing official said on Tuesday. Aside from building public rental housing, affordable rental apartments and homes with shared […]

Habitat for Humanity to hold Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Thailand for the third time

BANGKOK, Aug 5, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Habitat for Humanity announced that the eighth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum with the theme, “Building forward better for inclusive housing”, will be held in Bangkok from December 7 to 9. This will be the third time that the affordable housing forum will be held in Thailand. […]

Habitat for Humanity’s ShelterTech accelerator ends with bold vision for affordable housing

MANILA, Jul 21, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – A Global Summit held on July 14 topped off Habitat for Humanity’s ShelterTech accelerator in Southeast Asia, the 10 startups pitched their work and progress to date, while investors and ecosystem partners wrapped with a critical reflection on innovation in affordable housing markets today. Launched […]

Habitat for Humanity’s regional ShelterTech accelerator concludes with a bold vision for the affordable housing sector

MANILA, Jul 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – A Global Summit celebrated the conclusion of Habitat for Humanity’s ShelterTech accelerator in Southeast Asia, where the ten startups presented their work and progress to date, followed reflection by investors and ecosystem partners on why innovation in affordable housing market is critical. First launched in […]