Project Details

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan brought destruction and devastation to the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Residents of Tacloban’s coastal districts were severely affected and are still struggling to recover. Despite government restrictions that classify much the coastal area as a no-dwell zone, many residents have informally settled there to take advantage of the area’s proximity to downtown Tacloban. AHI worked with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to develop a feasibility study for a potential relocation site, with proximity to livelihood opportunities and education, where qualified residents could gain land and home-ownership through a long-term payment program. AHI used its value chain approach to develop solutions promising greater land security, safer and more resilient housing, and access to adequate infrastructure for Tacloban’s most vulnerable residents, thus allowing them to take ownership of their homes and situations.

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