Economic Sustainability:

The NHFC, through its policies, procedures, strategy, business practices, corporate values and inadvertently performance, underpinned by the corporate governance principles of King III, consistently seeks to achieve the societal aspirations of economic, social and environmental sustainability.  In mapping up its sustainability strategy the NHFC considers three key pillars, namely, people (social), planet (environmental) and profit (financial).

On Social Sustainability, the NHFC explores initiatives and partnerships that sustainably uplift communities, (especially disadvantaged communities), with activities that promote and enhance the affordable housing market sector.  The NHFC plays a key role in the National Human Settlements Department’s Women’s Build Program; is a key contributor in the curriculum of Housing Finance & Law course for a Masters in Built Environment Program offered by the Witwatersrand University; and a key ‘Job Creator’ in the Gap housing market through housing projects funded.  The NHFC Human Resource strategy and programs considers long term development of its current intellectual capital and future players by investing heavily on Talent Development in the housing finance field in-house and by offering bursaries to the needy youths.

On Environmental Sustainability, the NHFC plays an influential role by lobbying relevant stakeholders for alternative and energy-efficient building systems; and researching and presenting cutting edge papers on these issues.  Practical advice and direction is offered to NHFC financed affordable housing developers.
On Economic Sustainability, the NHFC, as a government entity, places strong emphasis on its risk and credit processes so as to generate and sustain quality credit assets in the long run.

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