Housing Market System Assessments?

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March 26, 2023, 3:14 p.m.

David Elliott

Hi Tate. Hope all goes well with you? I’m sure Habitat for Humanity have done various such assessments over the years. Certainly I recall discussing such with various H4H staff who I was privileged to have in my class at various M4P training workshops over the years. One example I know of can be found here https://www.habitat.org/sites/default/files/mastercard-kenya-housing-market-mapping.pdf I don’t know if he’s active on this forum but Chris Musoke was involved in this and similar work at the time at least. He would have been in Glasgow with us around the time you were too? Hope it helps. Best wishes. David

March 23, 2023, 5:22 p.m.


Hi all! Not a housing market assessment as such, but CRS recently published an internal desk review on leveraging markets in housing for scale that might be of interest to others in this forum. It's available here: https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/research-publications/leveraging-markets-housing-scaling-internal-desk-review it includes some general info on understanding the housing universe as well as tools that might be applicable on the humanitarian and development sides. Thanks! Jenny

March 23, 2023, 5:19 p.m.

Jimena Peroni

Hi! @TateMunro you were already referenced to my previous post, and resources out there. In particular to your question, you might want to dive in in the rental market handbook (step - Framework based on right to adequate housing, analytical dimension 1: Market mapping ; type of accommodation in SCOPING phase , page 30 and refer to tool 4 to see how we approached the market mapping ) [Rental Market Handbook.pdf|attachment](upload://xxKf1RUr22ce6lSpqpDjG8bgemo.pdf) (6.0 MB) [Toolkit_August_202022 (1).pdf|attachment](upload://swTwgNgnatl8KsNpatRMNxUMILX.pdf) (1.8 MB) Both can be found in https://www.r4v.info/en/document/field-handbook-rental-housing-market-assessment-latin-america-and-caribbean

March 23, 2023, 4:49 p.m.

Roger Dean

Never one to miss an opportunity, I'd like to advertise our new **private messaging** function on this site. In the web interface, just click the face (or the letter where the face could be) of the person you've not seen since 2005, and away you go :-) Thanks so much for the doc David

March 23, 2023, 4:16 p.m.

Karri Byrne

That's the one that came to mind for me too... the Lebanon rental market one. (And also... WOW!..Hi David! Haven't seen you since... was it Darfur in 2005? ...I was still Karri Goeldner then...with the DART.)

March 23, 2023, 3:29 p.m.

David Dalgado

Hi Tate, and Corrie, I was just writing a response when I saw Corrie's message and the links she shared are excellent. In addition to the links Corrie shared related to Rental Assistance there is also this: [https://cash-hub.org/resources/cash-and-shelter/cash-and-rental-assistance/](https://cash-hub.org/resources/cash-and-shelter/cash-and-rental-assistance/) . Broader than Rental Assistance, the attached may not be exactly what you are after, but it does include a value chain assessment, and shows some of the complexity of mapping the housing market ecosystem. It was undertaken by the Affordable Housing Institute for NRC/KFW. Good luck with what you are working on, David [2017_AHI_LebanonHousingEcosystem_SyriaCrisis.pdf|attachment](upload://qHio4iY2D4HAfg1akyrgEYL1Kif.pdf) (3.79 MB)

March 23, 2023, 2:56 p.m.


Hi @TateMunro - there are some good ones on the EMMA website still - if you search for 'Shelter/Construction' - but as housing tends to cover multiple market systems ( Rental, labour, NFIs etc) - these are mostly shelter material focused. There's also a new MBP and Shelter Guidance which MiC co-created with the Global Shelter Cluster - you can find this here : https://sheltercluster.org/shelter-cash-and-markets-community-practice/documents/market-based-programming-mbp-and-shelter This has a 'resource' page with links to other resources including market maps etc. If you are talking rental in particular you can check out for example the great resource library the GSC has including Tip Sheets and examples here : https://sheltercluster.org/resources/pages/rental-market-interventions Does that help? If you provide some more details I am sure amongst the community some assessments will surface! Corrie

March 23, 2023, 6:05 a.m.

Tate Munro

Hi MiC Community, does anyone have any market system maps or assessments for housing market systems, ideally low-cost housing market systems? Urban, peri-urban, rural or even refugee camp. Single, multi-family or condo contexts all welcome. Thanks! Tate