Improving Access to Affordable Housing Project (WB-P157932)

  • Mexico
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 14, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Mexico National Housing Commission
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Construction
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 1, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 23, 2016

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
From the World Bank: "The development objective of the Improving Access to Affordable Housing Project for Mexico is to increase access to affordable housing for low-income beneficiaries. The project comprises of three components. The first component, acquisition of housing units will enhance access to housing by assisting low-income beneficiaries to purchase their first new or existing housing unit in eligible locations through the provision of direct supports. The second component, self- production of housing units will enhance access to housing by assisting low-income beneficiaries in the design and construction of their housing units through the provision of direct support. The third component, strengthening urban management will foster the development of affordable housing through the carrying out of: (a) technical and analytical studies to assist in the formulation and revision of selected municipal urban planning instruments including, inter alia: (i) housing demand diagnostics; (ii) infrastructure requirement analysis to inform master plans for urban renovation and or densification; (iii) technical-prefeasibility studies; (iv) architecture urban design studies; and (v) financial structuring for affordable housing investments; and (b) citizen awareness campaigns and other dissemination and communication activities."
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
The World bank is funding USD 100,000,000 of Investment Project Financing through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Contact Information
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