Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Still Making it Right

From today's Times Pic The Brad Pitt's "Make it Right Foundation" is quietly doing the work that they said they would just 8 months ago. New homes are being constructed in the Katrina-devastated Ninth Ward.

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From the aforementioned TP article:
While complaints of bureaucratic sloth persist, Pitt's foundation instead provides a striking example of a private entity taking the simplest of plans -- build houses where the flood knocked them all down -- from idea to execution in a relatively short time. As of today, Make It Right has raised enough money to build at least 84 houses, with an ultimate goal of financing at least 150 houses in the Lower 9th Ward, said Tom Darden, the foundation's executive director.

Crews are hard at work on six homes, two of them modular designs, with hopes of finishing at least one by Aug. 29 and having the others near completion by that date, Darden said. The six houses will go to the first six families who closed on the foundation's forgivable loans; 20 other families have submitted applications, he said.


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