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Pathways to permanence

Carter Work Project 2012: Monday’s theme

Habitat for Humanity has experience responding to disasters around the world, from tornadoes in the southern United States to the earthquakes that hit Haiti and Chile in 2010. 

Although immediate relief to these areas is necessary, creating a pathway to permanence requires looking beyond initial humanitarian efforts to the long-term development needs of a country. Habitat provides both. 

Rebuilding homes and lives after a disaster might take many years, but Habitat moves quickly to provide early response, including cleanup, emergency shelter kits, home repairs and transitional shelters. 

Over the long term, Habitat supports much broader repair and reconstruction activities that continue to move families toward decent, simple, permanent housing.