For 40 years, Rodolfo Montenegro and his wife have lived in a cramped, windowless, toiletless space within the magnificent granite and marble monument to Maximo Gomez guarding the entrance to Havana Bay. Home to 11.3 million people, Cuba suffers from a severe housing crunch. The state acknowledges the need for half a million additional homes. Critics claim the need is twice that. More than 40 percent of Cubans live in housing listed in average-to-poor condition.
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