To help deal with the earthquake-induced housing crisis, the Soviet government set up temporary villages of “domiks” - small houses made from metal shipping containers - on the outskirts of Vanadzor and other quake affected cities. Over 7,000 Armenian families still live in these deplorable conditions.
The Armenian Housing Crisis App was developed to raise awareness of the chronic housing poverty in Armenia and to offer support to the country’s most vulnerable families.
Hear the stories of three women who have been living in the domiks since the 1980s
Armenian Historical Timeline
Browse through the history of Armenia & the former Soviet Union
Take a tour of a domik or view the income disparities between Armenian and US residents
Explore Vanadzor and its surrounding mountainous Armenian landscape.
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