Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti Faces Challenges Housing a Nation

By Naeesa Aziz, BET Global News January, 11, 2013 Three years after an earthquake destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, an unfathomable number of Haitians are still looking for a permanent place to rest.   While Haiti can be proud of a few successes from over the past three years, housing isn’t one of them. Despite a constant parade of donors, volunteers and international aid through Haiti in the three years since a massive earthquake rocked the country; advocates say a staggering number of Haitians are still living in temporary housing. Yes, the numbers of people living in Haiti’s massive post-earthquake tent cities have dwindled since the initial tremors crumbled the homes of millions of families, but just because the tents are fewer, it doesn’t mean the “formerly displaced” are now comfortably settled in new homes, says Brian Concannon, director for the Institute […]

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