Ten Years…

The message of Make It Right is to take this spot that was emblematic of such human failure and to make it a human success story of how we can build in the future, how we can build with equality, how we can build for families. – Brad Pitt, founder, Make It Right

Growing Strong

    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward still lacks a grocery store. That’s why our families love community gardens – and access to free, nutritious food for their families. On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are dedicating an entire plot of land for a new garden that can support many families. But we […]

Big news, little house

We’re so excited to announce that Make It Right is partnering with FYI’s Tiny House Nation on our very first tiny home! We’re building the house for a very deserving local school teacher in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. Construction photos and facts about this special house below. Make It Right’s tiny house will be 496 square feet. Downstairs […]

Lower 9th Ward Life

A lot of people are curious about daily life in the Lower 9th Ward today, ten years after Katrina. We compiled this photo album of our homeowners to give you a glimpse inside this vibrant community. We built our first home in the Lower 9th Ward three years after Hurricane Katrina, in response to the […]

Katrina 10: Ask Tanya

August 29, 2015 marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, killing 1,833 people and destroying 5,363 homes in the Lower 9th Ward alone. As eyes around the world turn to New Orleans to reflect on what was lost and discover the city’s remarkable progress, we will be out front sharing our story and […]


We are thrilled to announce a concert featuring Solange Knowles and special guests (DJ Soul Sister, Christian Scott and more!), as a part of our rebuilding celebration on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (Get tickets – $60.) Solange + Special Guests Saturday, August 29 / Doors at 8pm House of Blues, New Orleans Solange embodies […]