Fact Sheet on Haiti’s Housing Crisis

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January 6, 2014

Summary of Findings in Long-Term Assessment of Haitian Government’s 16/6 Housing Plan for Earthquake Victims

A recent survey conducted by the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) indicates that victims of Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake who received cash rental subsidies under the Haitian government’s 16/6 housing plan face another housing crisis as their aid money runs out.  The survey also found that most aid recipients’ standard of living is worse now than before the earthquake.

Methodology: With the help of students from the Haiti Education & Leadership Program (HELP) and Fordham Law School, IJDH and  BAI conducted a long-term study of the sustainability and effectiveness of the 16/6 plan, which was implemented by the International Organization on Migration (IOM) and funded by the Haiti Reconstruction Fund (with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)).

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