One Completed Home, New Housing,Make It Right NOLA, New Orleans, Louisiana

December 6, 2007

One Completed Home

Originally uploaded by M Styborski
Making it Right

The answer is… nothing!! Yeah, OK, that’s what I thought too, but there’s a method here. This is all part of Brad Pitt’s ‘Making It Right’ organization. Each group of body and roof structures represents one of the 150+ homes that are planned here. When enough money is donated to complete one house, one body structure will be moved square onto its lot and the roof sections placed on top.

Now I’m sure you’re thinking the same thing I was: “Couldn’t they build an entire home for the cost of all this pink tarp and the labour to put it up?” Well, possibly, but much of the parts and labour is donated and Mr Pitt himself is donating the money for the first seven houses. (About one-million dollars, so there.)

More on ‘Make It Right’ and ‘the Pink Project’ can be found at: www.makeitrightnola.org/

One Completed HomeSymbolically, that is. This is what the parts look like assembled when enough money is donated to buy a home. Each home will be ‘Green’ and there are quite a few models to choose from. (More on that later.)

Lower Ninth Ward, 27 months after Hurricane Katrina

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