Welcome to Haiti Works!

Building the Future of Haiti

Our Work

HOPE (Fire Truck. Fire Fighting development)

During our recent fact finding mission to Haiti, the Haiti Works! delegation met with a number of people and organizations to discuss the current housing situation and strategies for deploying both temporary and permanent housing for Haitians displaced by the earthquake. Our discussions were supplemented by field visitations to affected areas within the cities that require replacement housing, areas outside of the cities for new community development, as well as visits to traditional homes of various types for better understanding of traditional usage and format.

Our mission allowed us to fine-tune our understanding of the requirements for a variety of different housing needs. Since that time we have been busy at work on architectural plans and budgeting for these projects. Visit the housing section of the website for more details on this work and how you can support our mission.

While we have been working on designs and implementation, our counterparts in Haiti in the government are working on identifying parcels for clearing and reconstruction and methods of prioritization for choosing the families that will occupy the new housing. We also have an association of mayors working on locating parcels of property outside of the cities that can be used for larger permanent communities.

Our housing efforts require the collaboration of a number of organizations, as well as the support of funding organizations to accomplish our efforts. Please contact us if your organization can support our efforts – Haiti Works! can assure that funds go straight "to the ground" to build housing quickly and efficiently.

Meetings included the mayor of Petion-Ville, and the mayor of Port-Au-Prince who also serves as the President of the Counsel of the greater Municipality of Port-au-Prince which includes the cities of Petion-ville, Delmas, Tabarre, Kenskoff, Carrefour, Grecier, and Croix des Bouquets. In addition we met with the president of the Association of Haitian Construction Enterprises, the director of Wood an Daad, a Swedish NGO that operates vocational schools throughout Haiti, and Notre Dame staff at their Leogane laboratory who have people involved in working on housing solutions.

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