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USAID Now Focusing on Housing Finance in Haiti – ABC News


usaid_haiti_rights1The U.S. Agency for International Development will shift from building houses to financing them for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the agency\’s chief for the Caribbean nation said Monday.

Mission director John Groarke said the agency will try to help people build their own homes through mortgages.

\”There was definitely a shift, because USAID began to realize that building houses here is very complicated,\” Groarke said in an interview with The Associated Press. \”We feel that we can reach and help more people through creative financing.\” via – ABC News

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