Brad Pitt’s Make It Right charity has already built eco-friendly, solar-powered homes in New Orleans, Newark, and Kansas City. Now for their next project, Make It Right will pack up for Fork Peck, Montana and build 20 solar-powered homes in an effort to help the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes solve their reservation’s overcrowding crisis.
The reservation is home to 6,000 Native Americans, approximately 600 of which are waiting for housing. The new homes, which are scheduled to begin construction later this year, will have 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms—a significantly more spacious arrangement than the reservation’s current practice of putting multiple families in two bedroom houses. The new homes will be available to seniors, veterans, and low income tribe members. Tenants will be required to rent for the first 15 years, at which point they will receive ownership of the home.
The homes were designed with the input of the tribe members, who consulted with Make It Right’s architects and interior designers.
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