“So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What?” — The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog on “Functional Zero”.
Tweet“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 […]View Post
“I firmly believe that every community can and should end Veteran homelessness.” – UNITY of Greater New Orleans Executive Director Martha J. Kegel hoping to inspire all cities to take up the charge to end veteran homelessness! Click the picture or here for the rest of the story published on the US Interagency Council on […]View Post
Cuts to domestic-violence programs and economic hardship are causing more families to seek help in the city’s homeless shelters or to sleep in their cars or on the streets of New Orleans. Recently housed mother Trolean Tolliver was featured in a recent New Orleans Advocate article about the UNITY-led “500 Homes by the Holidays” campaign: […]View Post
UNITY has released a Request for Proposals to provide permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless in scattered site housing units in Greater New Orleans. All interested agencies are encouraged to apply. Follow the link for the full document which contains submission instructions. Deadline for submission is noon, January 3, 2014. For more information, […]View Post
At UNITY’s annual meeting — on Wed., March 27 — we will announce new data showing a decrease in homelessness over the past year. Join us! Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. Holy Angels Concert Hall 3500 St. Claude Ave. The meeting will also feature: — a keynote speech about jazz and homelessness by […]View Post
“Unity, Covenant House and other nonprofit agencies are doing what they can: providing shelter, getting as many people as possible into permanent housing, checking on isolated homeless people spread across the city. But they need more resources,” says a Times-Picayune opinion piece focused on the recent Covenant House sleepover. Read it here. Mark Romig with […]View Post