Twin Cities Habitat made Dominican Republic its tithe partner in 2018. Habitat Dominican Republic began in 1986 and has partnered with more than 12,000 families to improve their housing situations and increase stability to their lives. While many projects are new construction homes, it is also common for Habitat to work to strengthen existing structures in which families already live. The hurricanes of 2017 caused significant damage and distress in the Dominican Republic; Habitat Dominican Republic knows it will be part of the recovery efforts for years to come, as it has been after past disasters such as Hurricane George in 1998. Currently, there are home improvement and homebuilding projects in Haina, Los Alcarrizos, Samana, and San Juan.