The Problem is Bigger than Housing
The barriers facing any effort to address the housing crisis in Haiti are significant. Lack of basic public infrastructure, extreme poverty, absence of mortgages, rampant corruption, and weak governmental oversight make Haiti one of the most challenging settings to operate within and places many constraints on design choices.
Thus, if the problem of safe and affordable urban housing can be solved for Haiti, it likely can be solved anywhere.
Haiti by the Numbers
Learn why Haiti is one of the most challenging settings in the world
“Positive examples of permanent housing solutions are scant. Too much focus has been placed on the construction of physical structures rather than on setting up the sustainable delivery mechanisms that will stimulate the creation of sustainable communities and private investment in the sector."