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REPORT FINDS FAULTS IN US HOUSING EFFORT IN HAITI (816 out of 4,000)
AP ^ | 4/15/2014 | TRENTON DANIEL

Posted on 04/15/2014 6:16:04 PM PDT by markomalley

An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.

The audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International Development said the project to build 4,000 houses outside Haiti's capital resulted in the construction of only 816.

The U.S. plan also sought to provide "home sites" on which others would pay for the construction of houses. This, too, fell short, with USAID completing engineering and design services for only 2,300 home sites out of a projected 11,000.

The project was part of a broader effort to develop infrastructure and build homes on four settlements outside Port-au-Prince to alleviate overcrowding in the capital, a metropolitan area of 3 million people.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: corruption; haiti; moneylaundering
It sounds like a very successful government project.

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1 posted on 04/15/2014 6:16:04 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

We sent our most capable guy to be in charge of the Haiti relief — didn’t we?

What was his name now.....


2 posted on 04/15/2014 6:21:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

PHOTOS: This Groundbreaking 3D Printer Built 10 Homes in 24 Hours
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3144471/posts


3 posted on 04/15/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: markomalley

Oh yes, I remember now:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/3292696/Bill-Clinton-to-head-Haiti-relief-efforts


4 posted on 04/15/2014 6:23:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

How much did these 816 huts cost? A million each ?


5 posted on 04/15/2014 7:03:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: markomalley

“In your plan, ‘A Better Britain For Us’, you claimed that you would build 88 thousand-million-billion houses a year in the Greater London area alone. In fact, you built only three in the last fifteen years. Are you a bit disappointed with this result?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXQqI9xGzvc


6 posted on 04/15/2014 7:03:55 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: markomalley

Might be interesting to find out exactly where those homes are and who is occupying them.


7 posted on 04/15/2014 7:05:35 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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My daughter went to Haiti with our church a year ago. She said that after the earthquake, people are afraid to live indoors, even in new buildings.


8 posted on 04/15/2014 7:11:50 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: GeronL
How much did these 816 huts cost? A million each?

Not quite that bad: 900 'homes' cost $90 million, or $100,000 per hut, using Haitian labor and paying Haitian prices for the lots. It sounds like a Bill Clinton exercise.

9 posted on 04/15/2014 7:19:58 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: markomalley

Another failed government project.....surprise! We have to form a committee and appropriate more money.


10 posted on 04/15/2014 9:05:22 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: markomalley

The Hati relief fund money we in the US gave is apparently being manage by the same folks who spent the Hurricane Katrina money.


11 posted on 04/15/2014 10:14:57 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: markomalley

The Hati relief fund money we in the US gave is apparently being manage by the same folks who spent the Hurricane Katrina money.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 10:14:57 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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There were SOME successful projects that came out of D.C.

The hydro-electric dams, first on the Moon, nuclear power stations and Ike’s Interstate Highway system.

Ummm... I can’t think of anything else.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 2:24:11 AM PDT by octex
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There were SOME successful projects that came out of D.C.

How many of those "successful" projects were completed on time, within budget, and fully met the baselined scope?

And can you call them successful projects if they didn't do so?

14 posted on 04/16/2014 2:31:11 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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Each that I named benefitted American citizens, regardless of whether that met some nitpicker’s schedule or budget. NOTHING coming out of D.C. meets budget or schedule!

The Interstates greatly improved interstate commerce and tourism.

The electrical power provided by the dams and nuclear power stations provided for expansion and an alternative to coal.

The Moon shot project led to development of many new technologies.

I consider those outcomes to be successful results.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 3:30:22 AM PDT by octex
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NOTHING coming out of D.C. meets budget or schedule!

Exactly.

It is not "nitpicking" to ask for a project to accomplish its scope within budget and within schedule.

Can you imagine a business operating on a "whatever it takes, how ever long it takes" basis? ...not just on some new innovation but on all of its projects? That business would go defunct in short order with that kind of attitude.

16 posted on 04/16/2014 3:39:37 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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