Housing

The mission of the Housing working group is to explore and build viable shelter solutions for Haitians, with special emphasis on those with only tents or tarps for shelter.

Haiti Communitere - Promo Video

https://vimeo.com/115908034 - Haiti Communitere (HC) is a Haitian based organization that strives for Haitian and International groups to operate as a community, thus increasing capacity and streamlining logistical operations. HC partners operate in a shared overhead environment, thus allowing their focus of operations to remain project based.

Shelter in a Day - Disaster Relief Housing

http://www.shelterinaday.com/

Shelter In A Day provides not only safe, secure and sturdy emergency and disaster relief housing, but Shelters are also termite, rust and rot resistant and come equipped with lockable doors and windows. Shelter In A Day’s homes are eco-friendly as they are crafted from waterproof, recycled wood fiber material.

USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges

gao.gov - June 18, 2013

What GAO Found

Kier Appointed for Key Haiti Reconstruction Project


marriott.com

kier.co.uk - February 14, 2013

Kier has been awarded the design & build contract for a hotel project in Haiti that is seen as a pivotal scheme in the island’s reconstruction following the devastating earthquake that struck in January 2010.

The 175-bedroom hotel in Port-au-Prince is being financed by mobile phone provider Digicel Group and will be operated by Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

No Roof, No Roots


IDP camp Grace Village, Carrefour municipality, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, May 2012. © Amnesty International

livewire.amnesty.org - by Livewire Team - January 11, 2013

Three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, thousands of people are now facing forced eviction from their basic tents.

Rebuilding in Haiti Lags After Billions in Post-Quake Aid

Vegetable vendors worked recently amid rubble in Port-au-Prince, three years after an earthquake devastated the city. Damon Winter/The New York Times

The New York Times - by Deborah Sontag - December 23, 2012

Situation Report - Vodrey


One of the houses washed away by the river (SEE LINK BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND .PDF DOCUMENT)

submitted by Sabina Carlson - October 26, 2012

Update on Damage in Vodrey: Post-Sandy

OCHA - Haiti - Humanitarian Bulletin (September 2012)

haiti.humanitarianresponse.info

HIGHLIGHTS

· Return and resettlement programs continue and contribute significantly to the reduction of the number of displaced persons in the camps

· Cholera - some departments face inadequate infrastructure for the management of new cases.

· Rain destroys 300 houses in Anse-à-Galets

· Crop losses estimated at $84,239,782.84; growing vulnerability of poor households in several departments of the country.

CLICK ON LINK BELOW - OCHA - Haiti - Humanitarian Bulletin (September 2012)

World Habitat Day: A Day to Recognize the Basic Need for Shelter

huffingtonpost.com - October 1st, 2012 - Jimmy Carter

In the waning hours of a January afternoon, as children played after school and parents prepared to end their work days, Haiti was suddenly shaken forever by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Lives were lost, communities destroyed. An already-challenged country instantly faced even greater odds. Nearly three years later, some progress has been made, but the fact that -- unacceptably -- hundreds of thousands of people still live in tents and makeshift shelters should shake the world community.

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Haiti National Park Conflict Takes Deadly Turn


Haitian president has promised to step up protection of the national park, but the residents there are resisting the efforts. (Photo: Amy Bracken)

submitted by Albert Gomez

theworld.org - by Amy Bracken - September 26, 2012

The sound of peeping frogs is all that penetrates the darkness on a recent night in Haiti’s Parc La Visite.

Japan's Omotenashi House to Promote a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe


Image: A render of the low-carbon Omotenashi House.

submitted by Samuel Bendett

inhabit.com - September 5th, 2012 - Peter Leah

Later this month the Madrid Solar Decathlon will welcome the only Japanese entrant, the Omotenashi House designed by students from Chiba University. The house has been designed for two people to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle, incorporating modern technology with inspiration from—and respect for—traditional Japanese architectural practices. Following the earthquake and subsequent Fukushima disaster, Japan has been looking for inspiration to create a low-carbon future.

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Video - Tropical Storm Isaac Carried Many Roofs

submitted by June Levinsohn

defend.ht - August 27, 2012

Haiti’s Unnatural Disaster

submitted by June Levinsohn

The New York Times - August 23, 2012

The tropical storm bearing down this week on Haiti threatens to add more layers of misery in a country that has been awash in suffering since the 2010 earthquake. Two-and-a-half years and billions of dollars later, the most basic necessity — safe, permanent shelter — remains out of reach for hundreds of thousands of the displaced.

Government officials and aid groups on Thursday had little to offer the most vulnerable Haitians as time ran out, besides asking people to remain calm as they braced for the storm’s impact.

Uneven Haitian Rebuild Leaves Many Behind and Healing Haiti Fund

submitted by Ed Koster

planetizen.com - Jonathan Nettler - August 20th, 2012

Despite billions of dollars in reconstruction aid, with no overarching housing policy, Haiti's recovery from a devastating earthquake in 2010 has become a protracted humanitarian crisis, especially for hundreds of thousands remaining in tent cities.

Deborah Sontag explores the uneven Haitian rebuilding efforts two and a half years after a devastating earthquake struck the poverty-afflicted island country, and finds that "the most obvious, pressing need — safe, stable housing for all displaced people — remains unmet."

Sontag reveals that despite some permanent rebuilding efforts, a significant portion of Haiti's shelter reconstruction budget has been spent on "small-scale temporary solutions," such as one-room transitional shelters and rent subsidies.

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Healing Haiti Fund plans to hold a concert during each of the upcoming months in 2012, building up to a grand finale event in January 2013 to commemorate the earthquake tragedy that occurred in Haiti three years prior.
Healing Haiti Fund (501C3), is looking to hold a cultural music event with estimated 10 artists per event in the genres of Reggae, R&B, Country, Rock, and Electronica.
All donations and funds raised will go to installing Sunspring Water Filtration Systems throughout Haiti to alleviate the cholera epidemic in the country.

Taiwan-Built Resettlement Village in Haiti to be Inaugurated

submitted by Stuart Leiderman

focustaiwan.tw - by Leaf Chiang, Chen Ching-fang and Jamie Wang

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Aug. 17 (CNA) A resettlement project in Haiti funded and built by Taiwan to house 1,000 people who lost their homes during a magnitude 7 earthquake in 2010 was set to be inaugurated Saturday, according to the construction firm that built the village.

Interview with Nigel Fisher, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti


Nigel Fisher, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

UN News Centre - May 3, 2012

While the overall humanitarian situation has improved, funding for relief work has fallen, leading to some concerns about the ability of the humanitarian community to fully provide frontline services for those in need.

Slum Eviction Plans in Haiti Spark Protests


Wilkens Sinar carries his daughter as he walks through the slum area of Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Photo: REUTERS/Swoan Parker

Plans to evict people from slums precariously situated on the vertiginous slopes around the Haitian capital are sparking protests from many who want to stay despite the dangers.

telegraph.co.uk - July 25, 2012

Haiti Housing Collaborative (HHC)

submitted by Albert Gomez

The Haiti Housing Collaborative (HHC) is a collective of concerned architects and other humanitarian based in New York City but spread around the world who have dedicated themselves to creating the most humane yet cost-effective housing for the New Haiti. The four designs, completed through a year-long collaboration, are now being built out under our supervision in Haiti.

http://www.haitihousingcollaborative.org/

USC Trojan Football Goes to Haiti - Humanitarian Trip to Haiti a Life-Changing Experience for Group of USC Players

espn.go.com - by Garry Paskwietz - May 23, 2012

Ecoblock - ¡ÉCHALE! A TU CASA Sustainability Report

www.echale.com.mx - June 4, 2012

Ecoblock International offers families the opportunity to build their house through a self-production and self-construction program aided by means of its ¡Échale! A tu casa program. This program makes use of all the benefits of stabilized adobe creating a thermal, acoustic and ecological home that meets the needs of every family, with a competitive edge in the sector of aided self-construction.

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