Meet Lynsey Johnson

Meet Lynsey Johnson, a Loyola law student who recently joined the Make It Right team as a legal intern. She’s an avid long distance runner, active in the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. She also has one of the world’s cutest puppies.* Lynsey is originally from […]

Gingerbread House Construction

On Thursday, Make It Right participated in the annual Gingerbread House Competition that Build Now organizes. The proceeds of the event support efforts to bring families home. We were honored to participate this year and had a lot of fun joining other non-profit builders in New Orleans for such a good cause. Here are the […]

Breaking Ground on Bancroft

This morning Make It Right joined Kansas City officials, community leaders and other supporters to break ground on the new Bancroft Project. Read the full press release below to learn about the community’s vision for the project and about the people, organizations and businesses that supported this outstanding new project. Make It Right would especially […]

Introducing Katherine!

We are extremely happy to announce that Katherine O’Bryon has joined us as an intern on the Construction Team! Katherine graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011 and has worked on various construction projects, including the Gesundheit! Institute in West Virginia, since then. Katherine is as helpful and professional as she is fun and energetic. Katherine […]

Intro to HERS Ratings

Zach Lamb of Green Coast Energy dropped by to explain the HERS Ratings system and how Make It Right homes measure up against homes built with traditional construction methods and materials. Zach explained that Make It Right homes’ low HERS Rating means that: “[Make It Right homes] are using roughly 80% less energy than a […]

Welcome (Shh!)

Welcome to Make It Right’s brand new website. We are transitioning from the old website to the new site, so please be patient with us as we polish everything up and work out the last few details. We’ll be making a big, loud, public announcement about the new site in a few weeks when everything […]

Pilot Streets Project

When it rains in our neighborhood in the Lower 9th Ward, streets can quickly flood in less than an hour when the rain is heavy. It’s dangerous to drive in, hard on the roads and erodes the ground, among other negative effects. Make It Right poured a section of pervious concrete road in our neighborhood […]