Brad Pitt foundation reaches settlement over Louisiana homes

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation and homeowners of the houses built by the program, in an area of New Orleans hit hard by Hurricane Katrina have reached a more than $20 million settlement.

The settlement reached Tuesday represents a milestone in the long-running saga that began in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. In 2007, Pitt founded the futuristic housing development organization with a goal of replacing lost housing in the flood-ruined Lower Ninth Ward. The project was praised initially, but 10 years and more than $26 million later, construction was halted.

Residents reported sagging porches, mildewing wood and leaky roofs.


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