Until today, affordable housing has not received much attention from social entrepreneurs but this is about to change. NextBillion and Ashoka recently launched the e-book The Big Idea: Global Spread of Affordable Housing with the aim to foster an important dialogue about the need for access to affordable homes.
The e-book serves as a call to action for both social entrepreneurs and impact investors. The authors point out that housing is closely tied to all the other issues that are being addresses and is therefore a crucial area of social entrepreneurship. It is tied to everything from healthcare, energy, water and sanitation to education. As housing is one of the most challenging and complex sectors of social entrepreneurship, it urgently needs more patient capital and committed entrepreneurs to take the plunge.
The e-book sheds light on several challenges entrepreneurs are facing in this area and points out creative strategies to tackle them. The e-book includes contributions from Acumen Fund, Ashoka, Citi Foundation, Dow Corning, Habitat for Humanity, Hystra, micro Home Solutions and Tara Nova and therefore provides the reader with a wide diversity of valuable perspectives.
You can download the e-book here >>