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 […]

(Sustainable) Skateboarding Is Not A Crime

We’re so excited to announce that our first sustainable skate park is complete in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. This beautiful park for neighborhood children was the result of a partnership between Make It Right, Mt. Dew and Lil’ Wayne. Make It Right Solar installed the region’s first dual-axis solar tracker to power the skate […]

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 […]

Meet The Josephs

Here’s a short video introducing a wonderful young family of Make It Right homeowners, the Josephs. For this young family, Make It Right offered the opportunity to purchase a safe home that gave their young family plenty of room to grow. Meet The Josephs

What’s A Blower Door Test?

Make It Right builds homes that are highly energy effective, which includes allowing minimal air leakage along the envelopes in our homes. An airtight home stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, making it less expensive to heat and cool. A blower door test locates air leakage sites along a home’s envelope […]

Your House Is Trying to Kill You

“WARNING: This area contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.” Our executive director Tom Darden took this picture of a notice posted in a new home in California last week. Make It Right aims to do the exact opposite. We build affordable homes that are HEALTHY for the homeowner and […]

Frank Gehry’s Make It Right home unveiled!

Make It Right, founded by Brad Pitt to build sustainable homes for communities in need, is proud to announce the completion of the organization’s first home by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Gehry’s duplex design was completed this week in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, the neighborhood most devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This home is one […]

Go Skateboarding Day!

Make It Right joined Mountain Dew, the Tony Hawk Foundation, STOKED, the International Association of Skateboard Companies and GLU to give away 500 skateboards to kids in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. The event was part of International Go Skateboarding Day.