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Urban Housing Practitioners Hub


The Urban Housing Practitioners Hub - UHPH, is an open platform for the exchange and dissemination of best practices and knowledge where stakeholders and practitioners can convene around the housing and the urban habitat in Latin America and the Caribbean region. The platform merges the digital space and networking that enables connections between practitioners and professionals from the housing and urban sector to access information and practical solutions in real-time. The UHPH vision is to impact the quality and scale of housing practices and policies in the region and to contribute to the accomplishment and implementation of the New Urban Agenda, Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals), in partnership with UN-Habitat. And to promote international frameworks for sustainable development, climate change mitigation, and adaptation and, disaster reduction. Consolidated in October 2016 during the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development -Habitat III, powered and financed by Cities Alliance and Habitat for Humanity. The UHPH aims to consolidate as a Regional Public Good (RPGs) through the strategic development program led by the Interamerican Union for Housing (UNIAPRAVI) currently is funded by the technical cooperation grant from the Interamerican Development Bank.UHPH promotes collaborative work through a governance scheme that includes an Executive Committee composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Habitat for Humanity (HFH), Cities Alliance (CA), and the Inter-American Housing Union (UNIAPRAVI). Holds a Strategic Advisory Board installed with the presence of representatives of the housing and urban habitat authorities of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru; as well as Multilateral organizations such as UN-Habitat, IDB, World Bank, ECLAC, CAF, Minurvi; institutions like TECHO, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, GIZ, Alianza Smart Latam, Global Platform for the Right to the city, Caixa, Confederaçao Nacional de Municipios de Brasil; research networks like RHIVA and REDEUS. 

COVID-19 in Human Settlements in LAC

#COVID19 in LACIn partnership with UN-Habitat and MINURVI, through the platform developed by Habitat for Humanity, calls for the exchange of initiatives and guidelines in the housing and human settlements sector (focusing in low-income households, informal settlements, homelessness and refugees) that will contribute to the effectiveness of the authorities' response during the outbreak of the pandemic and prepare a solid framework for the post-pandemic recovery process. Join the campaign!

Directing Committee

What we do?

What we do?

The UHPH is a coalition of multi-stakeholder committed to promoting an intra-regional community of housing and urban habitat practitioners that facilitates the dissemination of innovations and best practices, as well as the collaborative construction of solutions for inclusive, equitable, sustainable, resilient and prosperous cities:

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  • 24 Jan
    24 Jan


    Policies, regulatory frameworks and institutional arrangements for the strategic housing and habitat agenda.

  • 24 Feb
    24 Feb


    Increasing access and economic and financial inclusion to housing and habitat.

  • 24 Mar
    24 Mar


    Enhancing access to land for housing and the integration of precarious settlements into the city.

  • 24 Apr
    24 Apr


    Mitigation, adaptation and resilience of urban habitat in the face of climate change and disasters.