• A Stable Home for the First Time in Their Lives

    A Stable Home for the First Time in Their Lives

    | April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

    A few months ago, because of your support, this young homeless mother and her two daughters moved into their own apartment. The route that KyShanaeh Johnson, 23, followed into homelessness is fairly typical. She had lost her steady job as a front-desk clerk at a hotel but unemployment benefits weren’t enough to pay her apartment’s […]

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  • NOLA.com: New Orleans aims to end homelessness of families, disabled, youth

    NOLA.com: New Orleans aims to end homelessness of families, disabled, youth

    | April 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

    Two years ago, New Orleans became the first U.S. city effectively to end homelessness among military veterans, drawing the praise of Michelle Obama, who termed it a “call to action to our entire country.” Now, advocates want to use those same strategies to reduce or eliminate homelessness across the board by 2021.

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  • A Bold Plan of Action to Sharply Reduce Homelessness by Taking Evidence-Based Practices to Scale

    A Bold Plan of Action to Sharply Reduce Homelessness by Taking Evidence-Based Practices to Scale

    | April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

    On Jan. 2, 2015, in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, the UNITY Homeless Continuum of Care of more than 60 agencies partnered with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to make New Orleans the first city to effectively end veteran homelessness. Working closely with the VA, HUD, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and many other partners, our community permanently housed the 227 homeless veterans in our backlog of cases, many of whom had been sleeping on the streets for decades.

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  • Home at Last - Spring 2016

    Home at Last – Spring 2016

    | April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

    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, […]

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  • Homeless People Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

    Homeless People Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

    | August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

    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.

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Make a Home!!

Help UNITY and our partners to house all of the hundreds of disabled, chronically homeless people who live on our community's streets and shelters. Many homeless people are extremely ill and at risk of death if not housed. For instance, UNITY's outreach team found Johnnie Suer (above) living in a van while he went through treatment for a brain tumor.

Your tax-deductible gift to our Make a Home Fund helps to purchase mattresses and household items or other items essential to housing a veteran or a disabled homeless person.

Simply click the link below and designate "Make a Home" for your donation. Or, donate new and gently used household goods to our warehouse by calling (504) 483-9300 or emailing here.

Click here to donate today!

National Recognition

After Hurricane Katrina, UNITY and its 60 member agencies were "a clarion voice for justice," says former Sen. Mary Landrieu in this video, made by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. In 2010, NAEH named UNITY its outstanding nonprofit in homelessness from a field of 9,000 such organizations nationwide.
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