Former US President Jimmy Carter visits a housing project on November 8, 2011 in Leogane (33 Km in the south of Port-au-Prince) which built by Carter Foundation for 500 families, victims of the last quake on January 12 2010 in (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is in Haiti, helping to build homes in a town hit hard by the devastating January 2010.

Carter and wife Rosalynn are leading a mission of hundreds of Habitat for Humanity volunteers in the southwestern town of Leogane. The town was the epicenter of the quake. Many people there still have no home or live in terrible conditions.

The former president and former first lady were both taking an active part Monday in the construction of 100 one-room houses on about 14 acres. Families will get to live in the homes rent-free for five years and then will have to pay a modest annual rent to the government.

This is the 88-year-old president’s second trip to Haiti since the quake and third since 2009.

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