Brad Pitt Sued Over Falling Homes


Nathalia Valdez, Reporter

New Orleans residents are suing Brad Pitt after his charity “sold them defective homes.”

Back on August 23, 2005 hundreds of homes where wrecked due to Hurricane Katrina (category 5),  running form Florida to Eastern Texas. With winds up to 173 mph and 108 billions of dollars in damage Hurricane Katrina is one of the deadliest hurricanes we’ve had. New Orleans was one of the most affected areas in the U.S.

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In 2007 Brad Pitt’s Make It Right charity’s new mission was to build 150 well designed houses. The construction of the houses  “the group reportedly spent 26.8 million building 109 homes,”. The homes were sold to residence for 150,000 dollars.

“While the citizens of the Ninth Ward are grateful to Brad Pitt, they were forced to file this lawsuit because the Make it Right Foundation built substandard homes that are deteriorating at a rapid pace while the homeowners are stuck with mortgages on properties that have diminished values,” Austin said.

Residence are claiming that the homes where “built with defective problems,” and “not made for  New Orleans conditions.” The house owners claim that they are dealing with “mold, rotting, poor air conditions, as well as pluming, heating and electrical issues,”  

Although Mr. Pitt’s intentions were in the right place, sometimes we must stand up to our mistakes.