"Using participatory democracy principles, Pitt’s organization organizers
met with families and community leaders about their needs and their
vision for their new homes, and how the builders can preserve the
culture of the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes, such as
doorways facing east or north and using tribally significant colors."
"Pitt’s foundation employs lawyers, social workers, and loan workers to
help the former residents of the Lower Ninth Ward whom many of which
lost all documentation during Hurricane Katrina to get through the
mortgage application process. The
income of the applicants does not affect the applicant’s ability to
obtain a home. The unsubsidized mortgage is designed to be no more than
one third of the applicant’s income."
so many times charitable groups go to a place where people are in need, and they impose their own vision of what the people there need. Pitt's group first ASKS what is needed before trying to help out. This is wonderful.