Sunday, October 17, 2010
The Cost of Homes in Haiti
The headline of this article that reads, "$900,000 for a 3-bedroom ... in Haiti", really caught my attention when browsing the recent news from Latin America. This very interesting article showed the extreme increase in housing prices in Haiti after the earthquake. The issue is that there aren't enough houses for the people left homeless. Even the middle and upper class families are living under tarps because even they can't afford the prices to rent/buy the few houses that survived the quake. It's very sad that even the millions of dollars of aid haven't made a dent in the housing situation. No one has a solution to the issue as of now, but hopefully the Haitians will experience relief in the coming months.