I was hired by Caritas Germany, the German counterpart to Catholic Relief Services in the USA and the international Caritas network, to go to Léogâne and Port-au-Prince, Haiti to assist with housing reconstruction following the January 2010 earthquake. One of the deliverables was a report, "The Process of Housing Reconstruction in Haiti: International/National Coordination, Legal Aspects, Land Issues, and Project Summaries," which served as an overview of housing recovery in Haiti during 2010. Information collected onsite July- September 2010 provided a base. Caritas used the report to plan strategically for a housing program that was constructed in 2012. Caritas had programs for health in Haiti prior to the earthquake, but not housing projects. They needed to know the situation on-the-ground for getting a housing project started. Following the 2010 earthquake, getting transitional and/or permanent housing successfully constructed was extremely challenging. There was a moratorium on building, and it was unclear which organizations were building in which neighborhoods. The local building codes were not reliable, and some materials such as concrete mixes needed to be sent outside the country for strength testing. There were issues of corruption when attempting to import building materials, and the local building materials were scare. Furthermore, land records were damaged and not well kept, resulting in land disputes and forced evictions. Meanwhile, Haitians were living in extremely dangerous tent cities and in dire need of secure housing. Even though there were funds to help improve the living conditions, the complex circumstances could not be solved with money alone.