Brad Pitt's Charity Under Fire After Hurricane Katrina Houses Begin To Rot

Actor has worked closely to rebuild New Orleans

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Brad Pitt's charity, Make It Right New Orleans, which the actor started to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina has come under fire from residents who claim the homes built have started to rot.

The charity built several homes in the Ninth Ward area of the city, though after just a few years have reportedly fallen into decay.

"The wood turned gray and it was also black," a homeowner called Nola Verrett told RadarOnline.

Brad Pitt set up the Make It Right foundation in 2006 (WENN)

"Also some parts it was buckling and it had mushrooms growing out of it. Different neighborhoods saw it too."

Make It Right rep, Taylor Royle made a statement to the New Orleans Advocate regarding the damage and claimed it is due to the tumber used.

“It [the lumber] was unable to withstand moisture, which is obviously a big problem in New Orleans," the statement said. Around 30 homes are believed to require repairs.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a house in the city (WENN)

The foundation was started in 2006 following the hurricane. Speaking to The New York Times in 2010 about his love for the city, Pitt said: "I came to New Orleans back in 1994 doing the Interview with the Vampire movie, based on the Anne Rice novel, and fell in love with the city. It got under my skin. Everything was sexy and sultry.

"I’d ride my bike all over the place, amazed by the architecture. I’d return to New Orleans every chance I could. What can I say; it’s got the best people, the best everything. It’s the most interesting city in America."

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