advocatioing for adequate housing and habitat
Engaging relevant stakeholders through advocacy

housing and habitat
Decent and Affordable housing for All!

women's day campaign
Supporting grass-root organisations

Speaking on behalf of the
silent,Grace Mtonga Civic Forum
on Housing and Habitat Zambia,
Director during the Almedalen 2015

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"Advocating for decent, affordable and adequate housing for Poor and Marginalised people in Zambia"

Our Vision

To have a Zambia with decent, adequate and affordable housing for all.

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Strategic Objectives

To strengthen Civil Society involvement in lobby.

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Our Mission

To be a platform of Civil Society
Organizations.

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ADVOCACY

SUPPORTING GRASSROOT NGOs

CAPACITY BUILDING

INFORMATION PROVISION

HOUSING CONSTRUCTION THROUGH SAVINGS HAS
COMMENCED IN MAHOPO COMMUNITY.

EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH DECENT, AFFORDABLE AND ADEQUATE HOUSING.


Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat is a network member led organization whose mission is to provide a platform for civil societies lobbying for pro-poor housing policies in Zambia. Through advocacy activities, CFHH started promoting the concept of housing cooperative in 2013 as a response to improving housing conditions among member organizations both rural and urban.
To this effect CFHH has managed to mobilise 13 fully registered housing cooperatives. The concept of housing cooperative is anchored on self-help, through savings and, adopting cheaper technology that can aid in the construction of houses to the members. This is in response to poor housing and human settlement conditions to which most members of the housing cooperatives are subjected to. Mahopo being the first housing cooperative to be registered in 2014, have finally started building.
Community development can only be achieved if community members are actively involved in community activities that can foster socio-economic development. Mahopo housing cooperative has lived to this through savings, and identification of various income generating activities that helps them save towards housing development. Therefore, the work of CFHH is to build member technical capacity through trainings of various kinds such as advocacy, entrepreneurship, resource mobilization and alternative building technologies and other environmental trainings.
CFHH has partnered with technology advisory development unity in providing technical support to member organizations especially housing cooperatives.
Mahopo Housing Cooperatives managed to save a tangible amount of 45,000.00 from membership saving and used the funds to purchase two (2) hydro interlocking block machines from the University of Zambia at a subsidised rate as a result of the partnership that exist between the University of Zambia and Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat.
On 12 September 2017, Mahopo Housing Cooperative embarked on the construction of the first house for one-member Ms. Ruth Thole. The selection criteria for who should have the house built first is determined by the level of member commitment to attend meetings, savings and ability to sacrifice his/her energy for the development of the cooperative.
Community participation regardless of age, gender, creed and political affiliations is what has made it possible for Mahopo housing cooperative to commence housing construction.

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Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat Zambia (CFHH) is a national network of civil society and community based organisations with a total of 26 network member organizations involved in Housing and Habitat issues in Zambia.

If you would like to join us in the working towards improving access to land and adequate housing for all, especially the poor and marginalised people of Zambia, or if you simply want more information, please contact us.

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