El Seibo Housing Project

Case study

Community Description

Hermandad Inc. and Hermandad Dominicana (our sister organization in the DR) are now working directly with the First Lady’s organization, “Progresando,” on a housing project in El Seibo. This project is also in conjunction with a new block building technology by Habitech, which builds hurricane-proof housing.

We are now close to completion with the first section of 10 houses with which home owners are very proud to have participated. Four are completed and turned over to residents, three are substantially completed and the remaining three are on wall construction and should be completed before Christmas.

All these houses have three bedrooms, one bathroom with a shower, combination living room/dining room and kitchen. The new residents are so very pleased with them because this is the first time in their lives that they have lived in a house with indoor plumbing, concrete walls and floors as opposed to tin walls and dirt floors.

Existing conditions and problems facing the community

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