On 8th September 2020, National Housing Authority, Thailand and Asian Institute of Technology collaborated to organize seminar on Building Back Better Housing Solutions Post COVID-19. The seminar was organized considering the increase in housing insecurity due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During the seminar the experts discussed that with the people under financial stress, there are concerns of housing debt repayments, and increase in housing costs vs financial insecurity. The experts during the seminar also deliberated on the impact of the rising economic stress and housing vulnerability on the targets and indicators under SDG 11, specifically “ensuring access for all to adequate, safe, and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums”. The seminar provided an inclusive dialogue among the various stakeholders to alleviate the challenges and issues related to housing insecurity. With these issues as a backdrop, the experts from international and national agencies, ASEAN government stakeholders, and experts from relevant field came together during the seminar to collaborate, and explore policies interventions and solutions.

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