The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is part of a global series of housing forums organized by Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with partner organizations in different regions of the world. 

It convenes the Asia-Pacific region’s changemakers in the housing sector who strive for accessible, affordable, and adequate housing for all. Now in its ninth run, the AP Housing Forum continues to be a key platform to tackle pressing shelter challenges and promising solutions.

This year’s Asia-Pacific Housing Forum will take place in Suwon, South Korea from October 26 to 27.

Promoting sustainable & affordable housing

There is an increasing demand for cities and communities that can cater to basic social needs of families from all walks of life.

The theme for this year’s AP Housing Forum is “Enabling sustainable and affordable housing in informal settlements” as we recognize and work on the untapped potential of informal settlements.

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The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum welcomes the participation of changemakers, practitioners, policymakers, and actors engaged in the provision of safe and sustainable housing solutions within the region.

Participants can include:  influential business leaders, policy-makers, academics, urban planners, architects, property developers, key representatives from international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies, social enterprises, housing finance organizations, technology companies, youth organizations, researchers, advocates and others, from across the AP region.


The AP Housing Forum provides space for productive discourse among participants by focusing on core topics.

Track 1

Adequate housing in informal settlements

Adequate Housing for Informal Settlements

  • Tapping into the value of informal settlements
  • Policy solutions for urban informal settlements

Track 2

climate change and affordable housing

Climate Change and Affordable Housing

  • Affordable green technologies for low-income households
  • Climate change adaptation for low-income housing and informal settlements

Track 3

Financing and affordable housing

Financing and Affordable Housing 

  • Trends and opportunities in the housing microfinance space in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Use of financial technology solutions to expand access to affordable housing

Track 4

Addressing the rising challenges in housing

Addressing the Rising Challenges in Housing 

  • Leaving no one behind in the digital era
  • Influencing reduction in housing deficit through policy and system change

Expected Outcomes


Critical conversations concerning housing will be made to push for change.


Innovative solutions and policies will be recognized to encourage replication.


Participants are able to forge meaningful collaborations that can drive impact within the AP region.

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The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is part of a Global Housing Forum series organized by Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with sector organizations and institutions.