Brad Pitt has become personally involved to help resolve the issues with the homes his foundation built in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to try and rectify the problems on the part of the homeowners and any legal issues.
According to our sources, Pitt is encouraging the foundation to respond so the homeowners' needs. Pitt is not involved in the day-to-day workings of the foundation but has donated millions over the years to support the foundation.
Attorney Ron Austin in New Orleans told WWL-TV that he is planning on filing a lawsuit against Pitt's foundation, Make It Right. He claims the homes have electrical and plumbing issues and claims that some residents have reported sicknesses and severe headaches.
We're told several repairs have already been made, and the team of people are continuing to address the issues. Pitt hopes all the repairs can be done in a timely fashion.
Brad Pitt founded the Make It Right foundation in 2007 to help rebuild New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward in an environmentally friendly way after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.