About CASHFI

The needs of the growing population for housing, shelter and settlements planning and improvement must be addressed. Housing as a human right is achieving international recognition, and housing for all is deemed possible within the expectations, resources and technological capacities of a modern and humane society...

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  • Conference organizers, Sonia Jackson, events consultant and AnnMarie Kirlew Williams of the Jamaica National Building Society, in discussion with Earl Jarrett, Chairman of CASHFI, at the end of the first day of the two-day (Oct 6-7, 2014) CASHFI Regional Housing Conference “Transforming Communities through Housing and Economic Development”.

  • Michael G. Donovan, Senior Urban Development Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank greets Therese Turner-Jones, IDB country representative in Jamaica, at the two-day (Oct 6-7, 2014) Regional Housing Conference, organised by the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI). Looking on are Earl Jarrett, CASHFI Chairman, and Andreas Zehnder, President of the International Housing Finance Institutions.

  • Professor Bernard Headley of The University of the West Indies, Jamaica responds to a question on Law & Order: Security & Stability in the Development of Communities at the two-day (October 6-7) Regional Housing Conference “Transforming Communities through Housing and Economic Development”. Listening intently are Assistant Commissioner of Police, Damion Manderson, Jamaica Constabulary Force and Joy Douglas, CEO of Joy E. Douglas and Associates.

  • Earl Samuels, Assistant General Manager, Jamaica National Building Society, makes a point during the two-day (Oct 6-7, 2014) Regional Housing Conference, organised by the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI). Mr. Samuels, who is also a former Managing Director, of the NHT, says the discourse on affordable housing continues to exclude low income earners.

  • Participant at the CASHFI Regional Housing conference “Transforming Communities through Housing and Economic Development”, poses a question to the panel on Tuesday, October 7.

The Kingston Declaration

The conference brought together 124 participants, representing some seven regional/international organizations from both the public and private sectors.

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Presentations

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Since CASHFI’s inception in November 1984, when the constitution was adopted by 23 island countries and delegates of the International Union of Housing Finance and International Housing Union in Washington DC, it has been on a mission....

As CASHFI continues to reach out, improving the website became a priority. Our new website offers improved navigation, allowing for a more user-friendly browsing experience. The website will continue to be the main avenue to communicate upcoming events, updates and to seek your feedback on our activities.

We appreciate everyone who has supported our mandate over the years and welcome new additions to our membership.
news and events
SOCIAL HOUSING IN THE CARIBBEAN – IDB Study

A report reviewing the implementation of social housing in six Caribbean countries covered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has projected approximately US$1.8 billion was needed to deliver appropriate housing solutions for some one million households.  The study examined the … Continue reading →

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ECONOMY TO DECLINE 2016

In a statement following the conclusion of an International Monetary Fund’s recent mission to Trinidad and Tobago, the head of this mission, Elie Canetti, based on available information, inclusive of job losses and constraints in the energy sector, has concluded … Continue reading →

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GOVERNMENT FIRM ON TAX BREAK

Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has reinforced the new Government’s commitment to fulfill its election platform pledge to provide a tax break to persons earning a gross annual salary of $1.5 million or less.  In … Continue reading →

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XVIII EUROPEAN CONGRESS

The European Federation of Building Societies (EFBS) will convene its XVIII Congress in Budapest, Hungary, 19-21 October 2016.  Members of the International Union for Housing Finance, including the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI), have been invited.  The Congress … Continue reading →

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THINGS TO KNOW!!

“60 percent of wealth transition failures are caused by a breakdown of communications and trusts”; 25 percent are due to a failure to prepare the heirs, and the last 15 percent are attributed to “all other causes” such as tax … Continue reading →

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Full Membership

Full Membership

Housing finance institutions in the Caribbean which are members of the International Union of Housing Finance Institutions and/or the Inter-American Savings and...

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Associated Membership

Associated Membership

Government or quasi-governmental organizations which perform central banking, housing or insuring functions for institutions in any country.

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