Thursday, January 23, 2014
A country club golf course that became a refuge for tens of thousands of people who were left homeless in Haiti by a 2010 earthquake is clearing out the remaining residents by this weekend.
They will receive a $500 rental subsidy, obtained from a local bank, along with an extra $40 for transportation and $110 to ease the move, rent subsidies will end within a year and it,s unclear if people will be able to afford rent after that.
The camp was erected in Haiti's only golf course, the Petionville Club, in the days and weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake clobbered the capital and close cities in the south, killing tens of thousands.
The nine-hole course held an estimated 60,000 people.