The Dominican Republic, a Caribbean country with a population of 10.4 million, faces a housing deficit of more than 2.1 million. How can that housing gap exist when the right to adequate housing is enshrined in the Constitution of the Dominican Republic? Without public policies ensuring that the demand for adequate housing is met, that Constitutional right simply isn’t a reality Unfortunately, current public policies have instead led to urban sprawl and the expansion of informal settlements. To address these problems, Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic is leading a campaign that will close the housing gap by passing a national law to achieve equitable and inclusive access to adequate housing for all.