The Make It Right Foundation is being sued for defective construction that caused major problems.
The Make It Right Foundation was created in 2005 by Golden Globe actor Brad Pitt. The foundation was founded after Hurricane Katrina with a promise to the victims to rebuild the homes that were destroyed in the Lower Ninth Ward. A lot of the homes in the Lower Ninth Ward were completely submerged underwater which left so many homeless. The foundation had promised to build 150 new homes, however, only 109 homes were built. On top of not meeting their quota, 10 years later the construction of the houses is falling apart and has been deemed as defective and poorly built. Two residents have filed class action lawsuits alleging that the houses are filled with mold, plumbing issues, rotting wood, poor air ventilation, gas leaks, and electrical fires. An attorney for the group of homeowners, Ron Austin, told NOLA.com, “While the citizens of the 9th Ward are grateful to Brad Pitt, they are 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.”
After 2014, over 2 dozen green homes exhibited severe rotting.
Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project built 109 homes that residents claim to be rotting, collapsing, and caving in. A federal lawsuit alleges that both Pitt and Make It Right failed to alert homeowners about the defective materials and design of the homes. If you live in one of the Make It Right homes and your house is also falling apart, please call Ron Austin Law firm for a free case evaluation. Our firm has been working diligently and very close with this case and has an experienced team of attorneys that are destined to give you the results you need to be properly compensated for your property damage.
A construction defect is a condition in your home that reduces the value of the home.
The following are common causes of defective construction:
- Improper soil analysis and preparation
- Site selection and planning
- Civil and structural engineering
- Negligent construction
- Defective building materials
Is your home showing signs of defective construction? Schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your next steps.