Pitt’s Housing Project Looking Good

Community Meeting in 2007

Mike Holmes Helped

Pitt’s first initiative now stands, a housing project down in Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans is a fine example of the foundation helping families rebuild their homes. Celebrity home designer and "Holmes on Homes" TV personality Mike Holmes, who is a green kind of guy, worked with Pitt on the project.

A Blessing

From various green reports Holmes and Pitt agree on wanting to build dwellings that will not burn down, will not blown down and will not go down under any circumstances. He says it’s not that hard to do. After what New Orleans has been through with Katrina, this is a blessing. Pitt’s “Make It Right Foundation”, which follows Holmes’ philosophy, was applied to the New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward ruined by the levee breaks in 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

150 Homes

Pitt built 150 homes, each designed to prevent future catastrophe. To some that seems impossible, but he’s doing it according to Holmes ideas by raising the homes three feet above ground. But still, there is that natural catastrophe of being blown down by a hurricane. Will it work? Let’s say it will work unless someone else can tell us why it will not work.

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Solar Panels

Of course solar panels play an important part in the project as well as other environmental friendly factors such as homes capturing rainwater to reuse for gardening and toilets.

You can’t help but like what Pitt and Holmes created. All of us have to start sometime and somewhere building homes that withstand natural catastrophes, especially in areas where historically they are known to happen. In New Orleans at a time when big Hollywood names are making some environmentally right choices, setting positive examples for others to follow, in the country is what we need to give hope for a brighter future.

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