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Brad Pitt Working To Provide Housing For Homeless Native Americans

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07/08/2014 12:05 pm
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Brad Pitt Working To Provide Housing For Homeless Native Americans

Christa Tintelnot

Staff Writer


Most people know Brad Pitt for his movies and his family, but he is also the type of guy that gives back. Pitt has been working with representatives from the Montana Sioux, Fort Peck and Assiniboine nation tribes to build 20 new green homes for those living at 60 percent of the mean income of the area. Pitt's non-profit, Make It Right, is also working hard on this project. The group is working with various organizations to enact a low income housing tax credit that will allow the residents of these homes to rent for 15 years. Following that time, they will be able to buy the homes. The homes are all solar-powered, will have three to four bedrooms and are made with materials that have been reclaimed. According to NationSwell, current homes on the reservation land are "are rife with black mold and structural problems." These new homes are a start, but there is much more to be done. There are estimates that over 600 tribe members at Fort Deck alone need housing and according to the Washington Post, approximately 50 percent of adults are unemployed on reservations across the country. While the homes are being built, Make It Right volunteers are donating time and resources to house the lucky recipients. As soon as building is complete, they are welcome to move in. It's always lovely to hear stories about celebrities sharing their good fortune and wealth with the impoverished. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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