$900,000 for a 3 Bedroom…in Haiti?
NPR’s story about Haiti’s brittle housing supply and the competition for what little housing is available ($900,000 for a 3 bedroom…in Haiti?), for Haiti’s IDP (internally displaced persons) as a result of the January 12th earthquake
As the story notes ” There are not enough houses, and not enough money for people to rent the ones still standing. More than 1.3 million Haitians live in squatter camps, facing disgruntled landowners and violent evictions, with no international or government plan to move or house them.”
What is desperately needed is a master plan for the recovery and development of Haiti. The lack of such a plan is crippling the recovery effort in Haiti. I asked “Where is Haiti’s Marshall Plan” in a Special to the Tampa Tribune published on April 4, 2010. Six months later, it is apparent that no such plan has been enacted.
We believe Haitian’s want a better life. I’ve seen with my own eyes the power of hope for a better life in the eyes of Haitians. But more than heartfelt want is required here. , because we think this is the time to rebirth Haiti, to lead a Haitian Renaissance.
That’s what I think. What do you think? Will you help us foster Haiti’s rebirth?
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