Homes for Haiti - Made by Haitians for Haitians
In response to the earthquake of January 12th, 2010 and the displacement of thousands of Haitians, Pacific Green Innovations with its Haitian partner Societe Haitienne De Promotion Immobilier S.A. jointly founded a building products manufacturing facility which will locally manufacture structural honeycomb panels that can be easily assembled by nine persons in less than 5 days to create a fully functional move-in ready home. We have equipment installed at our facility in Port au Prince, Haiti, are in the process of hiring team members and are ready to go into full production.
All of the core materials and panels are made in Haiti by Haitians at our Port-au-Prince (SONAPI) facility. Local materials are utilized in the construction and finishing of each structure, this includes locally made windows and doors as well as locally procured products such as tile, paint, concrete and fixtures.
Cost of a 53sq/m finished home (utilizing structural panel for floor) is $9,999usd.
Download unit info HERE (the prices quoted in this document are for homes built within Haiti)
Nearly every aspect in the manufacturing of panels and construction of structures will be done in Haiti by Haitians. We have strived to be as close to 100% Haitian employed and managed as possible. Local job creation is forecasted in excess of 600 individuals within the first six (6) months of production.
Immediate local jobs created in phase one (1) are forecasted to be a minimum of 300.
Job creation is broken down as follows:
Each "factory" utilizes 55-60 workers per shift. In a two-shift operation job creation will be at least 110-120. In addition, the need will be for 9 workers in the construction of each house: 5 workers for installation and 4 iworkers for finish teams. In full operation, at an output of 18 - 20 houses per day, the requirement will be for a workforce of nearly 300 workers.
As production facilities are increased to meet the immediate housing demands in Haiti, the need for utilized workers will be in excess of 1,200 individuals. This need is forecasted within the first twelve (12) months of production.
The manufacturing and construction of homes will employ a modular building systems process. This building process includes:
- Construction with an evolutionary time tested and proven building material.
- Each home is made from recyclable material. The amount of cellulose used per house comes from a maximum of one tree.
- Each home will be move in ready, highly ecological, energy-saving structure, which are earthquake-resistant, fire resistant, weather and temperature resistant and can be built in any climate zone.
- Fast and simple construction. The extremely simple system for processing of the construction material allows easy fabrication of any kind of module. Each home takes nine (9) men less than five (5) days to construct.
- Modular construction: Each house consists of panels and can be assembled modularly with other houses to make any number of larger units.
- Design capabilities are endless. We are able to provide complete design modifications to fit most any condition presented.
- Local materials and labor will be used as much as possible. This includes locally made windows and doors as well as loccaly procured products such as tile, paint, concrete and fixtures.
- Highly flexible capacity. Currently we have equipment being installed in our facilitiy at Port au Prince, Haiti. Our current facility has the capacity to manufacture panels for nearly 30 homes per day, 200 units per month and nearly 10,000 units per year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: JP Chevalier 509 3 992 3008
You can make tax-deductible contributions to the 1,000 Homes for Haiti Project by sending a check made payable to
1,000 Homes for Haiti to:
1,000 Homes for Haiti
PO Box 13276, Portland, OR 97213
All proceeds go directly to providing housing for Haiti.
The 1000 Homes for Haiti project is a part of the Oregon Charitable Partnership Fund,
a 501c3 qualified Oregon non-profit organization.