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Milestones in Haiti

Three years after the earthquake, Habitat has reached these key milestones:

  • More than 4,000 families have received transitional or upgradable shelters. 
    Habitat’s upgradable shelter is designed so concrete blocks can be added as the family’s finances improve.
  • More than 525 houses have been repaired or rehabilitated. 
    All repairs are designed to make the houses more resistant to future disasters.
  • More than 24,600 emergency shelter kits have been distributed. 
    The kits include tools, work gloves, rope and tarps to clean up debris, complete basic repairs and create emergency shelter.
  • More than 12,000 housing damage assessments have been conducted.
    These help determine which structures can be made safe and which need to be torn down.
  • More than 6,600 Haitians have been trained in:
    • Construction techniques
    • Financial literacy
    • Damage assessments
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Business development
  • More than 2,100 Haitians have found job opportunities.
    In a nation with an unemployment rate of 60 percent, job opportunities are a crucial part of rebuilding and have been found through Habitat Haiti’s main office and Habitat Resource Centers and construction sites.
  • 300 permanent core houses have been built in the Santo community of Léogâne, thanks to:

Of the 300 built by Habitat in the Santo community, 255 were completed with volunteers from the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. All 300 houses are now occupied and residents are continuing to rebuild their livelihoods and their lives.