Sioux & Assiniboine Tribes Team with Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Non-profit to Build 20 Platinum Homes

The Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Montana has formed a partnership with actor Brad Pitt’s Make it Right non-profit organization to build sustainable homes, buildings and communities on their reservation.

Pitt established Make it Right in 2007 to provide housing for people in need. The residents of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation fit that criterion. There are more than 600 people waiting for housing on the reservation, according to tribal officials.

“Overcrowding is a chronic problem, with multiple families commonly living together in two-bedroom homes due to lack of accommodation,” writes Taylor Royle, a spokesperson for Make it Right.

The new homes will be solar-powered homes with three or four bedrooms; two or three bathrooms and be available to tribal members whose income levels are at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income.

“As a tribal designer working in Indian country, I feel we have an obligation to design and build housing that is tied to the culture, community and place of Fort Peck,” says Joseph Kunkel, Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow from the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative.

“We’re excited about the potential impact this project may offer the Assiniboine and Sioux community, along with provide a national precedent for Indian Housing nationwide.”

Construction is due to begin this year on the reservation.

Responses to "Brad Pitt To Help Build 20 Leed Platinum Homes For Tribes In Montana (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good for Brad Pitt - he puts his money where his mouth is.

  2. I have tried and tried to contact his foundation and can't get a response from them. They're based in New Orleans and there's only one way to contact them through their web site, but no one answers even though they say they will.

  3. Rico says:

    Hey Brad, need a helper?

  4. Anonymous says:

    how awesome

  5. rhon64 says:

    Government favorites will get those homes!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Giving out handouts isn't a solution.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Good start

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is GREAT :-)

  9. Carol Merculieff says:

    I think that this is a awesome idea. And I hope I get one because I'm going to apply

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am a member of that tribe who does not live on the res. Those who do will probably not appreciate this effort and will just keep on taking advantage of others and stay lazy and unproductive...

  11. Anonymous says:

    this is a good cause but no offense why and till when will we be needing help? why cant we learn and grow rather depending on help.
    if we don't want to change ourlifes why should the CREATER help us?

  12. Joy Redhand says:

    Don't knock it, guys! Take it. This is just meant to be a step, a help. Give back to them or pass it on to someone else. Use it as a step, then get to work on programs and self-help to get the people back on track. Build on this. Use it in the spirit of the People......

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