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Homeowner-Driven Housing Reconstruction and Retrofitting in Haiti

Lessons Learned, 4 Years After the Earthquake


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Accountability and Participation, Capacity development, Community-led, Disasters, Earthquakes, Shelter and housing, Urban
Agency:Build Change
Date published:9 January 2014

This paper presents a summary of lessons learned to date in building and retrofitting housing in Haiti following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, with the intent of influencing the implementation of future post-disaster housing reconstruction programs in Haiti and elsewhere. It describes steps for project implementation and contains a summary of the Build Change retrofit evaluation, design, and implementation procedure, using locally hired and trained staff.

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