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18 Oct 2016 description

The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and their partners, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), UN-Habitat, and Habitat for Humanity International, joined forces in 2013 to analyze what was learned from the 2010 Haiti earthquake shelter response and housing recovery experience. This report is the outcome of that process.

12 Jan 2015 description

Habitat continues to pursue new opportunities to help more Haitians in need of decent shelter

09 Jan 2014 description

ATLANTA (Jan. 9, 2014) — Four years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, Habitat for Humanity is focusing on long-term community development and capacity building. Habitat’s five-year disaster recovery program, aimed at helping more than 50,000 families or approximately 250,000 individuals in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne and Cabaret, was completed two years ahead of schedule.

11 Jan 2013 description

Bangkok, 11th January 2013 – Three years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, Habitat for Humanity’s five-year disaster recovery program has helped more than 50,000 families or approximately 250,000 individuals in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne and Cabaret.

27 Nov 2012 description

LÉOGÂNE, Haiti (November 27, 2012) – Costa Rican volunteers are building permanent houses in Haiti, alongside ex-President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, during Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

13 Jun 2012 description

Welcome to the Forum

A quarterly publication from Habitat for Humanity International

The Forum explores issues related to housing and poverty and describes the work that Habitat for Humanity is doing around the world.

The Forum offers in-depth analysis of innovative programs that address the need for decent housing.

Current issue: Volume 19, Number 1

This edition of the Forum examines how Habitat for Humanity and its partners have approached each phase of the disaster management cycle and highlights pre-disaster risk-reduction projects.

06 Jan 2012 description

Habitat for Humanity’s five-year recovery program on target to serve 50,000 families through emergency, transitional and permanent housing solutions.

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (January 6, 2012) – Two years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, Habitat for Humanity’s five-year disaster recovery program has helped more than 40,000 families or approximately 200,000 individuals in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne and Cabaret.

07 Nov 2011 description

ATLANTA (Nov. 3, 2011) – Delta Air Lines is flying two airplanes of Habitat for Humanity volunteers to Haiti for Habitat’s 28th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

President and Mrs. Carter will join hundreds of volunteers to build homes with earthquake-affected families in Léogâne, Haiti, which is 18 miles west of Port-au-Prince and considered to be the epicenter of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake.

02 Nov 2011 description

New York City (November 1, 2011)– Springs Global US, the home furnishings company with offices and factories worldwide, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help create additional decent and affordable housing opportunities in partnership with low-income families. The partnership will include a range of cause marketing programs, in-kind product donations and employee engagement.

16 Sep 2011 description

Habitat’s Santo community will provide a total of 500 houses along with vital community infrastructure and services for families left homeless by the earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (September 15, 2011) — Today, Habitat for Humanity joined with Haitian and U.S. government representatives, local community members, donors and partners to break ground on its permanent housing community in Léogâne, Haiti. Habitat’s Santo community is part of its five-year plan to serve 50,000 families impacted by the 2010 earthquake.

07 Sep 2011 description

The annual build will raise awareness about the critical need for shelter after disasters and is the culmination of Habitat’s World Habitat Day observances

12 Jan 2011 description

ATLANTA (Jan. 12, 2011) - Habitat for Humanity International has received its second grant of $500,000 from the African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration to support the homebuilding ministry's recovery program in Haiti.

11 Jan 2011 description

USAID/OFDA-funded ECAP project helps build capacity in shelter and settlement response.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 11, 2011) The earthquake on Jan.

04 Jan 2011 description


What we build: So much more than houses

Building and repairing homes has always been our identity. In fact, we are very grateful to all those who helped Habitat for Humanity serve almost 75,000 families worldwide last year-almost triple the number of five years ago. But the heart of Habitat is not bricks and sticks. It is the desire to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by reaching out to help those in need of a better place to live. When we ask, "What will you build?" there are so many answers, because we build so much more than houses.

29 Dec 2010 description

Solving a complex crisis requires time, creativity

Natural disasters often happens in an instant and are measured in universal terms, but recovery is much more complicated to gauge or quantify. Real recovery can take years.

One year after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake in Haiti destroyed nearly 190,000 homes and left more than 1.5 million survivors homeless or displaced, visible progress has been painfully slow.

But recovery is not a destination; it is a path.

Even before the earthquake, Haiti was one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.

28 Dec 2010 description

ATLANTA (Dec. 28, 2010) - Since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, Habitat for Humanity has made steady progress toward its goal to serve 50,000 Haitian families over the next five years.

As part of its strategy to provide families with pathways to permanent housing, the organization has constructed more than 1,000 recyclable transitional shelters or upgradeable shelters and expects to have constructed 2,000 by the end of January. Transitional shelters are constructed so they can be dismantled easily and relocated.

22 Nov 2010 description

Building on a previous collaboration with the American Red Cross in Haiti, Habitat for Humanity Haiti recently began constructing 2,000 new transitional shelters (t-shelters) in Léogâne. This project is also generously supported by ArcelorMittal.

The community was one of the hardest hit by the January earthquake, and Hurricane Tomas flooded the remains of the town, forcing families who had already lost their homes in one disaster to flee another.

26 Oct 2010 description

ATLANTA (Oct. 26, 2010) Habitat for Humanity International today announced Sandvik Mining and Construction has pledged more than $500,000 in funding and heavy equipment gifts in kind to support Habitat's affordable housing work in the United States and earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti.

"Our involvement with Habitat for Humanity is an important component of our community outreach and support efforts," said Peter Larsen, vice president of Marketing for Sandvik Mining and Construction, Region USA and Canada. "Communities support our commercial needs in many ways.

15 Jul 2010 description

Real need...

Six months after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake destroyed nearly 190,000 homes and left more than 1.5 million survivors in need of shelter, the need in Haiti is great and undeniable. Haitian hearts still mourn for family, friends, homes and jobs lost on Jan. 12.

The scale of cleanup and rubble removal remains daunting.