Housing Programs Impact

Your Gifts Housed the Destitute in Safe, Secure Homes

Poor families in developing nations often live in flimsy shacks, cobbled together from branches, rusty sheet metal and scraps of plastic. It costs surprisingly little for us to replace those leaking, dilapidated shelters with durable homes – many can be built for around $5,000 each or even less! When you bless poor families with safe shelter, you improve their entire lives. You restore the health of their children and give them greater dignity. You provide a solid foundation for their future and allow them to focus on income-generating activities that can further bless their lives.

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach used your gifts to provide houses and other safe living accommodations for needy families through 24 projects in 12 countries. Those efforts included a collaboration with the Kobonal Haiti Mission to build 80 houses in central Haiti, and a partnership with the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala to build 20 houses for families in need.

2019 Housing Facts

2019 Housing Facts

Grants

provided to:

provided to:

24

projects

12

countries

Houses

constructed through grants:

of shipped gifts:

332

Houses

repaired / upgraded by grants:

repaired / upgraded by grants:

64

Housing Supplies

shipped to:

shipped to:

1

country

people

given safe shelter:

given safe shelter:

2,154

We Housed the Destitute in Safe, Sturdy Homes

Poor families in developing nations often live in flimsy shacks, cobbled together from branches, rusty sheet metal and scraps of plastic. It costs surprisingly little for us to replace those leaking, dilapidated shelters with durable homes – many can be built for around $5,000 each or even less! When you bless poor families with safe shelter, you improve their entire lives. You restore the health of their children and give them greater dignity. You provide a solid foundation for their future and allow them to focus on income-generating activities that can further bless their lives.

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach used your gifts to provide houses and other safe living accommodations for needy families through 24 projects in 12 countries. Those efforts included a collaboration with the to build 80 houses in central Haiti, and a partnership with the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala to build 20 houses for families in need. 

2018 housing Facts
cash grants
provided to:
24
projects
in
12
countries
Houses
constructed through
cash grants:
332
People
given safe shelter:
2,154
Houses
repaired/upgraded:
64

Highlighted housing Project

Kobonal Haiti Mission

Haiti – Project 0114
family standing in front of their new house

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach worked with the Kobonal Haiti Mission to build 80 hurricane-proof, concrete homes for families that previously lived in crumbling shacks. The families participated in the labor and were asked to give only a token payment of about $1 each year for five years. Many of these families have children who attend the Mission school, which is also supported by Cross Catholic Outreach.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Houses

Cross Catholic Outreach funds enabled the construction of 80 houses near the Kobonal Haiti Mission.

Cross Catholic Outreach funds enabled the construction of 80 houses near the Kobonal Haiti Mission.

Safety

Hundreds of vulnerable Haitians can now trust that their homes will stand up to storms and even earthquakes.

Hundreds of vulnerable Haitians can now trust that their homes will stand up to storms and even earthquakes.

Construction

New houses included a cement foundation, a waterproof metal roof, secure doors and windows, and a four-room layout plus a porch.

New houses included a cement foundation, a waterproof metal roof, secure doors and windows, and a four-room layout plus a porch.

Integral Human Development

Housing recipients also benefited from other Mission activities such as food distributions, microenterprise support and Catholic schooling.

Housing recipients also benefited from other Mission activities such as food distributions, microenterprise support and Catholic schooling.

family standing in front of their new house

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach worked with the Kobonal Haiti Mission to build 80 hurricane-proof, concrete homes for families that previously lived in crumbling shacks. The families participated in the labor and were asked to give only a token payment of about $1 each year for five years. Many of these families have children who attend the Mission school, which is also supported by Cross Catholic Outreach.

Fast Facts

Houses

Cross Catholic Outreach funds enabled the construction of 80 houses near the Kobonal Haiti Mission.

Safety

Hundreds of vulnerable Haitians can now trust that their homes will stand up to storms and even earthquakes.

Construction

New houses included a cement foundation, a waterproof metal roof, secure doors and windows, and a four-room layout plus a porch.

Integral Human Development

Housing recipients also benefited from other Mission activities such as food distributions, microenterprise support and Catholic schooling.

*The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2019. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2019; uncompleted activities were carried over into the next fiscal year.