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Ashe Schow
Sept. 12, 2018

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, actor Brad Pitt created a charity called the “Make It Right Foundation,” which built homes for those in the city’s Lower 9th Ward. The homes were supposed to be “affordable, high-quality, environmentally sustainable” and “safe,” according to the foundation’s website. But an NBC investigation has found that the homes are falling apart, and the organization has “all but disappeared.”

NBC spoke to Kamaria Allen, who purchased one of the Make It Right homes for $130,000 in 2011 but has since abandoned the house which has “mushrooms growing from its split siding” and “wooden boards propping up its sagging roof,” NBC reports.

The news outlet spoke to 11 residents (10 on the record) who said the houses are “rotting and dangerous.”

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Homes do need routine maintenance.  And homes in the humid south like NOLA are far more susceptible to all kinds of molds and invasive bugs.    That being said,  knowing the class of people who "live" in those homes, I'm going to go out on a limb and say they probably don't do squat as far as upkeep.   

That is not to say these so called Green homes  could just be POS claptraps.   

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Homes do need routine maintenance.  And homes in the humid south like NOLA are far more susceptible to all kinds of molds and invasive bugs.    That being said,  knowing the class of people who "live" in those homes, I'm going to go out on a limb and say they probably don't do squat as far as upkeep.   

That is not to say these so called Green homes  could just be POS claptraps.

My guess is that the POS claptraps Pitt and his posse of do gooder attention seekers threw up have seen exactly zero maintenance since they were thrown up.

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After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, actor Brad Pitt created a charity called the “Make It Right Foundation,” which built homes for those in the city’s Lower 9th Ward. The homes were supposed to be “affordable, high-quality, environmentally sustainable” and “safe,” according to the foundation’s website. But an NBC investigation has found that the homes are falling apart, and the organization has “all but disappeared.”
NBC spoke to Kamaria Allen, who purchased one of the Make It Right homes for $130,000 in 2011 but has since abandoned the house which has “mushrooms growing from its split siding” and “wooden boards propping up its sagging roof,” NBC reports.

The news outlet spoke to 11 residents (10 on the record) who said the houses are “rotting and dangerous.”

“They complain of mold and collapsing structures, electrical fires and gas leaks,” NBC reported. “They say the houses were built too quickly, with low-quality materials, and that the designs didn’t take into account New Orleans’ humid, rainy climate.”

And now Make It Right has disappeared.

“Make It Right hasn’t built a home, filed tax forms or updated its website since 2015,” NBC reported. “The downtown New Orleans office has been closed, the staff has been cut to a handful and residents say their calls go unreturned. While Pitt ordered inspections for the homes in 2016, according to a spokesperson, residents say they’re still waiting for the results and for much-needed repairs.”

Last week, two residents filed a lawsuit against Pitt and the foundation. In August 2012, an environmental inspection company hired by Make It Right reported it had found mold in Allen’s kitchen cabinets and basidiospores, which ““are often associated with advance mold rot caused by a chronic moisture condition.” Allen had previously complained to her doctor of headaches and constant fatigue. The rest of her family lives in another home built by Make It Right.

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Stupid Hollywood do-gooders. 

I hope the litigants aren't looking for Brad to make good.  Last I heard he has his own financial problems fighting in an acrimonious divorce proceeding from his equally Hollywood do-gooder estranged wife.

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Hope Pitt saved up for all those Medical lawsuits associated with his moldy slums.

These are my favorite feel good stories.   Nothing beats a little schadenfreude at the expense of a stupid liberal celebrity.
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