Brad Pitt `thrilled` with New Orleans Housing Project

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010, 10:07 AM IST

Los Angeles: Brad Pitt is thrilled at seeing families move into the homes he helped rebuild in New Orleans after touring the city to mark the fifth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

The actor helped found the `Make It Right` project, which has built 34 eco-friendly houses in an area which was completely devastated by the storm in September 2005.

Pitt went back to New Orleans to tour the completed buildings and admits he felt overwhelmed to see families living in the community.

"It`s not mine, it`s theirs. I see them having barbecues out in the (backyards) and I`m just thrilled," he told NBC`s Nightly News show.

"I can take credit for sitting down with the community first (before the government), and I can take credit for bringing in some really smart people and hooking them up with the families here," he added.

Country star Faith Hill performed a free show in the to support the rebuilding efforts and actress Sandra Bullock is due to cut the ribbon on a new USD 700,000 health clinic in New Orleans which she helped fund.