# Cheryl Gerber for The New York Times Twitter Sign in to Recommend  The home of Melba Leggett-Barnes was designed by KieranTimberlake.

# Cheryl Gerber for The New York Times Twitter Sign in to Recommend The home of Melba Leggett-Barnes was designed by KieranTimberlake.

In 2007, frustrated by the slow pace of rebuilding in the Lower Ninth, Brad Pitt set up a foundation called Make It Right; the foundation then commissioned 13 architecture firms to design affordable, green houses. The organization plans to build 150 homes, all for returning Lower Ninth residents. So far, just 15 of them are occupied, but those 15 make a big impression.