Hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans in 2005 inspired actor Brad Pitt to create Make It Right. The non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding homes in the area. Within months of its founding in 2007, the organization had completed its first round of six homes.
Now, attorney Ron Austin is filing a class-action lawsuit against the foundation. The suit contends the homes may be causing residents to become ill. Austin claims that Make It Right not only failed to deliver on its promise to fix the homes. But also failed to alert residents upon learning of issues with the design and materials.
Business Insider reports in recent years, this once-sterling reputation has been sullied by complaints.