The objective of this project is to motivate community members in Gonaïves, who are participants in an ongoing housing project implemented by Haven Partnership, to become more engaged in development of their community and less dependent on Haven. 258 families from the localites of Raboto, Mapou and Morne Blanc, who have already received permanent housing in a new village, learned to participate fully in the socioeconomic development of their community. Community members organized, formed committees and participated in planning and evaluation sessions with Haven. Members learned to prioritize and address their needs collectively, resulting in decreased reliance on Haven for support. The community became motivated to provide for themselves and created a lasting transformation for its members.