5th Edition Affordable Housing in India, A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Delegate benefits (Virtual Conference)
- Direct interaction with senior speakers (Q&A facility)
- Easy connectivity to geographically dispersed delegates (click of a mouse)
- Concise report offered as a backgrounder
- Cost effective (lower ticket price as compared to a physical conference)
- Offers flexibility and convenience
- Access to conference recording
- Recap of conference sessions
- Contributes to sustainability and lower carbon footprint
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The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, the leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. It publishes reports, which include Affordable Housing Market in India, and Real Estate in India and Construction in India. It also publishes a newsletter on Infrastructure Finance.
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- The affordable housing market has witnessed the quickest recovery amongst the various realty segments impacted by Covid-19. In the third quarter of 2020-21, sales and new launches rebounded by almost 70 per cent. Further, nearly 40-45 per cent of the new launches in the top seven cities came from the affordable housing category.
- A slew of measures have been undertaken by the central and state governments for the recovery of the segment. Tax reliefs, extension of RERA deadlines, revision of circle rates, etc. have helped developers revive the supply momentum. Around Rs 130 billion have been committed under the Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing stress fund for the completion of 135 real-estate projects stuck in various stages of construction. Further, the government’s pledge to recapitalise NBFCs and the National Housing Bank’s (NHB) infusion of Rs 100 billion in housing finance companies will result in credit expansion for developers.
- On the demand side, the unprecedented cut in the repo rates resulted in home loan interests coming down to sub-7 per cent levels. Besides, a supportive home loan structure, initiatives such as reduction in stamp duties and extension of the credit-linked subsidy scheme have accelerated the housing demand.
- Despite challenging times, progress has been made under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) as well. Under its urban component, 4.1 million houses have been completed so far while construction is at various stages in more than 7 million houses.
- In a noteworthy move, the government launched the Affordable Rental Housing Complex (ARHC) scheme as a sub-component of PMAY-Urban. Covid-19 has underscored the need for a well developed rental housing ecosystem in India. In fact, the lack of liveable affordable accommodation in cities was a key reason for millions of migrant workers to return to their hometowns during the lockdown. The new scheme will help unlock the existing vacant housing stock. The Model Tenancy Law, which is expected to be notified in 2021, will so give a fillip to the segment.
- In the near term, the impact of Covid-19 is expected to linger, especially in terms of less availability of construction labour as well as high cost of inputs such as steel and cement. Further, banks and lending institutions are still practising tighter lending norms, making credit availability a challenge for developers.
- With projects facing cost and time overruns, there is an urgent need to implement innovative technologies to ensure faster and cost-efficient completion of construction works. To this end, techniques such as pre fabricated, pre-engineered, precast and aluminium form works will see wider adoption in the post-Covid era.
- Going forward, more than 770,000 affordable homes worth less than 4.5 million each will be added in the top seven cities by the end of 2023. Considerable demand is also expected from Tier 2 and 3 cities as many people from the organised sector will stay back in their hometowns owing to the wider adoption of the work-from-anywhere model. Favourable announcements under Budget 2021 will further ensure that demand for affordable housing stays buoyant during 2021.
- The mission of this conference is to assess the impact of recent policy and regulatory reforms on the sector, examine the new and upcoming opportunities, and discuss the key issues and concerns. The conference will also showcase the latest technologies, innovations and noteworthy projects.
MARKET TRENDS AND OUTLOOK
- How has Covid-19 impacted the demand and supply scenario for affordable housing in India?
- What are some of the emerging business models and key trends? What are the key issues and challenges?
- What will be the market outlook?
IMPACT OF KEY GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
- What are your views on the key government measures to de-stress real estate developers and ensure project completion? What has been their impact?
- What will be the implications of Budget 2021 announcements for the affordable housing space?
- What are other key policy and regulatory reforms required in the near future?
KEYNOTE SESSION: GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE
- How has the government supported the affordable housing segment amidst Covid-19?
- What were the key initiatives? What has been the progress so far?
- How can affordable housing projects be made commercially viable for developers?
- What will be the government’s priorities for the sector in the new normal?
SPECIAL SESSION: PMAY ACHIEVEMENTS AND TARGETS
- What has been the progress under PMAY so far?
- How has been the response to the ARHC scheme?
- What are the key issues and challenges?
- What are the future targets and priorities?
DEVELOPERS’ PERSPECTIVE – EXPERIENCE AND CHALLENGES
- How has been the experience of developers in the affordable housing segment?
- What are the key risks and challenges in terms of project execution and financing?
- How has been the PPP experience in the affordable housing space?
- What are your expectations from the government? What are your future plans?
FOCUS ON AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING
- What is the current state of affordable rental housing in India?
- What are your views on the potential and viability of the newly launched the ARHC scheme?
- What are the key features of the draft Model Tenancy Act, 2020? What are the potential benefits and challenges?
LAND ACQUISITION AND COSTS
- What are the key challenges associated with land availability in India for affordable housing projects? How can these be resolved?
- What role can the government play in this regard?
- What are the key global practices in this space?
FINANCING AND INVESTMENT SCENARIO
- What are some of the key considerations for financing an affordable housing project/developer?
- What are the key risks and returns?
- What are some of the alternative financing solutions that can be considered? What are the options/schemes for refinancing?
HOME FINANCE MARKET
- What has been the impact of Covid-19 on the affordable housing loan business?
- How are you managing collection-related issues?
- How should financiers look at credit risk assessment for affordable housing loans in the new normal?
- What are HUDCO’s views on progress in the affordable housing space in India?
- What are the various housing and urban development activities being undertaken with respect to affordable housing?
- What will be the future focus areas?
STATE FOCUS – EXPERIENCE AND INITIATIVES
- What are the key initiatives being undertaken in the affordable housing sector (PMAY, rental and other state-led initiatives)?
- What are the key issues in project implementation and what steps are being taken to address them?
- What are some of the key opportunities for private participation?
- What are some of the upcoming/planned policies and schemes in the affordable housing space?
COVID-19 IMPACT ON ALTERNATE LIVING MODELS – CO-LIVING, STUDENT HOUSING, ETC.
- What has been the impact of Covid-19 on alternate living models like co-living and student housing?
- What will be the key trends and outlook for such models in the post-Covid era?
- What are the policy/regulatory interventions required?
FOCUS ON TECHNLOGY AND MATERIALS: INNVONATIONS AND BEST PRACTICES
- What are the latest and most promising construction technologies and practices for the affordable housing segment?
- What are the key emerging trends and innovations in building materials that developers can look into?
What are the key sustainability practices that can be adopted in the affordable housing sector?
The conference is targeted at:
- Real estate developers
- Policymakers and regulators
- Construction equipment providers
- Housing finance firms
- Financial institutions
- Development agencies
- Architecture and design firms
- State housing development authorities
- Construction firms and contractors
- Construction material companies
- Commercial banks
- Non-banking finance corporations
- Micro financing firms
- Consultants; etc.