Port-au-Prince Partners with U.S. Company to Modernize Tax Revenue Infrastructure

Haiti has seen its share of obstacles over the years, but Mayor Chevry has a great vision for his city.

As the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince is a growing city, but it lacks the ability to effectively collect property taxes and provide basic services to its citizens. That will soon change, thanks to a partnership with Greenfield Advisors, a U.S. company that specializes in real estate valuation and the evaluation of property tax assessment programs throughout the world.

Under the new partnership, the city of Port-au-Prince will receive updated technology and support that will allow city officials to recreate its property database, mail property tax bills, and collect payments in an efficient manner. Greenfield Advisors staff will provide technical support, data collection, and management services.

Port-au-Prince Mayor Ralph Youri Chevry plans to use the additional revenue to upgrade the city’s infrastructure, schools, and trash collection services for the 2.5 million residents.

“Our first goal is to increase trash collection services,” Mayor Chevry said. “This will improve conditions for our citizens. We also want visitors to our city to enjoy clean streets.”

The partnership will utilize the skills of the Greenfield Advisors team, a real estate and economic consulting company with more than 40 years of experience, plus other strategic partners experienced in providing software and technical support to cities desiring to upgrade their tax collection infrastructure. Greenfield and its partners are excited about the opportunity to help Port-au-Prince build a better life for not only its residents, but the people who visit.

“Haiti has seen its share of obstacles over the years, but Mayor Chevry has a great vision for his city,” said Greenfield Advisors’ Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Director Dr. Clifford Lipscomb. “He is personally invested in making sure that the City of Port-au-Prince regains its status as a center of business and commerce in the Caribbean. We are looking forward to helping the Mayor and his staff realize their dreams for Port-au-Prince.”

Once additional staff is in place in both the U.S. and Haiti, officials will send out tax bills this fall to begin the collection process….

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