Housing Options for Matthew Self-Recovery (HOMS)

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, made landfall off the western Haiti tip of the Tiburon Peninsula on Tuesday, 4 October 2016. The UN estimated that the hurricane damaged up to 80% of homes in the South department. The objective of this project is to contribute to increased resilience of households (HHs) in the Commune of Torbeck who are vulnerable to wind, flood and hurricane hazards through strong and safe housing solutions. The project will support the self-recovery efforts of 80 vulnerable families in the Commune of Torbeck while taking into account anti-cyclonic construction standards.


1. Provision of quality shelter materials including treated timber, corrugated metal sheeting, galvanized nails and tie wire 2. Technical support to vulnerable households by World Concern-trained carpenters, supervisors and the project engineer 3. Training on safe shelter construction techniques that incorporate disaster risk reduction (DRR) principles

Cross-cutting issues



  • Haiti>Sud


  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Shelter and Housing
  • Construction
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