Take action and sign a letter to support civil society organizations in Haiti as they petition the Haitian government to address the housing crisis exacerbated by the earthquake on January 12, 2010 and the forced evictions that have ensued.
Even before the earthquake, Haiti was experiencing a major housing crisis. After the earthquake, more than 1.5 million people were displaced and left homeless, forced to live in temporary shelters. As of June 2012, the International Office of Migration (IOM) estimates that there are 390,276 displaced persons still living in tent camps.
Despite the existing housing crisis, the government of Haiti has not yet established a centralized housing institution to address the shortage of shelter for these hundreds of thousands of Haitians.
Civil society organizations, mostly comprised of people living in tent camps, have joined together to advocate for themselves, asking the government to respond to their needs by halting the evictions of residents living in tent camps and creating affordable housing options.
Sign this petition, which calls on the government of Haiti to respect the needs of people who remain displaced.