The annual “point in time” count has shown significant improvements since Hurricane Katrina propelled a rising number of people into the streets. In 2005 there were 2,051 homeless people in the two parishes. That number jumped to 11,619 in 2007 then gradually fell year by year to 1,703 in 2015. Read the report from NOLA.com
Have some gently used household goods laying around the house? Please bring them to Point-In-Time to donate to UNITY clients moving into their own homes from the streets! We will have boxes to collect basic essentials for our clients. Don’t have anything to donate or don’t have time to gather donations? We’re also collecting monetary donations […]
UNITY is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2016 Point in Time Count (1/25/16 and 1/26/16) and with the Homeless Housing Initiative (gathering items for the UNITY Warehouse). AND WE NEED YOU! If you are interested in receiving information on ways you could volunteer please complete this form or click on the picture!
In an interview with NPR, UNITY’s Executive Director, Martha Kegel discusses how many New Orleans residents were homeless and living in their abandon homes they inhabited pre-Katrina. One of those people, Mr. Abbott Roland, shared his story.