Studies have shown that over 58% of the population lives in very precarious conditions; especially in the rural areas where HFHCI intervenes. In fact, the housing problem was aggravated by the speed of urbanization and more importantly by the successive socio-political crises which have resulted in massive displacement of populations throughout Côte d'Ivoire. The need for housing is estimated on the national level at around 400,000 houses including 200,000 houses only in Abidjan. Initiated in 2001, the social HFHCI housing program is for low-income people, mainly public employees (civil servants) and private agents, whose income is less than 400,000 FCFA / month. Added to this are the targets of the agricultural sector in particular farmers, and the
service sector like traders, entrepreneurs, artisans and other liberal functions. The aim of this social program is to provide a sustainable response to the precarious living conditions of social groups who are excluded from the housing programs run by real estate developers in cities.
EBy building social housing at a low cost for low-income populations, HFHCI allowed to decently house over ten thousand (10,000) people. They built houses combine with both security and quality, with the use of modern and traditional local materials. The houses are made of blocks (cement + sand) and geo-concrete (stabilized earth block embedded with cement)