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Haiti: Electricity rations down to 8 hours for at least one month
- Created on Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:12 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - One month before the promise of electricity 24 hours per day by Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, even worse rationing of electricity was announced by the Directorate General of Electricity of Haiti (EDH). In the highly populated districts of Delmas, Petite Place Cazeau, Bel Air and Lalue, to name a few, the availability of electricity is reduced from 16 hours per day to 8 hours per day, since Thursday April 25.
Haiti Splashes Slum With Psychedelic Colors
- Created on Monday, March 25, 2013 3:34 PM
Haiti: 400-Home Community Opens in Zoranje
- Created on Saturday, March 03, 2012 4:41 PM
MORNE CABRIT, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Monday, the Inter-American Development Bank opened a 400 home community in Zoranje that will provide safe, low-cost housing for low-income families affected by the earthquake of January 12, 2010.
10,000 Families Receive Temporary Shelters from NGO, IOM
- Created on Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:36 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided new temporary shelter to nearly 10,000 displaced families in Haiti through its housing program. Approximately 500,000 people are still in tents and many of them are threatened with eviction.
BBBC Housing Models Introduced During Reconstruction Week
- Created on Friday, July 22, 2011 11:18 AM
CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti - On the fourth day of Reconstruction Week the Haitian officials and the press were given the opportunity to view several housing concepts being entertained by the Government of Haiti and the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) for their Building Back Better Communities (BBBC) initiative.
Clinton, IHRC Accused of Providing 'Life Threatening' Shelters to LÃ©ogÃ¢ne's School Children
- Created on Friday, July 15, 2011 4:07 PM
LEOGANE, Haiti - One of the first projects approved by the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) was to provide transitional classrooms for school children and emergency shelters in the case of severe weather.
BBBC Haiti Housing Director Announces Home Ownership Option
- Created on Monday, June 27, 2011 5:26 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The Building Back Better Communities Director for the Exemplar Community Development (ECD) Foundation announced on Thursday hopes that ownership options for residents to own their home and property are being developed.
Haiti Housing Plans: BBBC vs Kay Pam
- Created on Thursday, June 16, 2011 7:23 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Two national housing initiatives on President Michel Martelly's table, one was presented by the IHRC, Chaired by U.S. President Bill Clinton and current Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive on Wednesday, and the other by the National Bank of Credit and would have been presented by the late Guiteau Toussaint on Tuesday.
Bill Clinton, IHRC Present National Housing Plan
- Created on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:52 PM
ZORANJE, Haiti - On Wednesday, U.S. President Bill Clinton and outgoing Prime Minister Jean Max Bellrive were accompanied by President Michel Martelly as he was introduced to the Building Back Better Communities (BBBC) project that will be showcased at the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission's (IHRC) housing expo.
Slain Bank Chairman Would Have Launched Haiti's First Public Mortgage Program
- Created on Monday, June 13, 2011 3:06 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Guiteau Toussaint the slain Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Credit Bank would have launched on Tuesday the first public mortgage program in Haiti.
Earthquake-Resistant Design is Not New to Haiti
- Created on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:05 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - One kind of house remained standing in the hills around Port-au-Prince after the earthquake. Pierre Fouche, a Haitian earthquake engineer, noticed that these houses stood among the rubble of neighboring buildings that had collapsed.
New to Botanists: "Ornithidium Donaldeedodii"
- Created on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:25 AM
TEMPE, USA - An orchid found in Haiti was declared a new species by botanists.
Housing Project Rising North of P-au-P
- Created on Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:38 AM
CABARET â€” A religious charity said Friday it has started a housing project Cabaret, north of Port-au-Prince to house 2,500 people, that have been displaced since last year's earthquake.
Haitians Not Impressed with Pre-Fabricated Homes
- Created on Sunday, March 27, 2011 9:28 AM
The Haitian government resolved to exempt taxes and custom fees for importers of prefabricated homes, to ease the housing crisis left after the earthquake.