The UNITY collaborative has driven down homelessness by 85 percent since Katrina by housing families like the Newtons, who sought UNITY’s help after elderly relatives died in the storm, leaving the young family with no one to turn to. When his family became homeless, Dyrick Newton, 43, would park his car outside a 24-hour restaurant, […]
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.
In front of abandoned building where disabled client has lived for 6 years, UNITY releases report showing good and bad news when it comes to post-Katrina homelessness Click on the link for the full report. A Home for Every New Orleanian
“Most of the elements that helped New Orleans reach zero have remained in place: maintaining and working a master list of homeless veterans, continuous outreach to find homeless veterans, connecting shelters with SSVF providers, weekly meetings with housing navigators, continuing to prioritize housing resources for homeless veterans, and weekly review of data on performance and resource […]
NPR today features UNITY’s Rapid Response for Homeless Veterans Initiative, which is ensuring that all newly homeless veterans get permanent housing within an average of 30 days; most veterans are housed in less than 2 weeks, and some – like the one featured in this story – are housed in only a day! Click here […]