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UNITY seeing increase in homeless families

UNITY seeing increase in homeless families

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

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: […]

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UNITY Releases New RFP

UNITY Releases New RFP

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

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, […]

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UNITY wins Pitch-It contest!!

UNITY wins Pitch-It contest!!

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

 The Times-Picayune / Nola.com covered the winning pitch by Emily’s Danielson (second from left) for the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s “Pitch-It” innovation challenge. Read it here:

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216 Housed in 95 Days

216 Housed in 95 Days

| August 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

We have exceeded our goal of housing 200 chronically homeless people in 100 days! Read the NOLA.com article here.

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This Week's 200 Homes in 100 Days Campaign Newsletter

This Week’s 200 Homes in 100 Days Campaign Newsletter

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
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New UNITY data, plus keynote by Irvin Mayfield

New UNITY data, plus keynote by Irvin Mayfield

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

  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 […]

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"They need more resources"

“They need more resources”

| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

“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 […]

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Ribbon-cutting for The Rosa F. Keller Building

Ribbon-cutting for The Rosa F. Keller Building

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

  On June 22, 2012 the tenants of The Rosa F. Keller Building cut the ribbon for the grand opening of New Orleans first mixed-income, permanent supportive housing building for the homeless. WWL-TV covered the story here.

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Los Angeles Project 50 shows it costs more to leave vulnerable neighbors on the street than it does to house them permanently

Los Angeles Project 50 shows it costs more to leave vulnerable neighbors on the street than it does to house them permanently

| June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

A research authority with the County of Los Angeles has released its cost-effectiveness findings on Project 50, the County’s ambitious 2007 effort to move its most long-term, vulnerable homeless people into permanent housing. The report compared a cohort of long-term homeless individuals who did not participate in Project 50 to those who did. Its conclusion may not […]

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UNITY showcases Priest's portrait of a forlorn child

UNITY showcases Priest’s portrait of a forlorn child

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

UNITY’s Executive Director, Martha Kegel said that she believes that the Priest piece is intended to be a commentary about New Orleans and its failed federal levees. “That which was supposed to protect us – the levee system — was instead the instrument of our doom because of faulty design,” she said. “The piece depicts […]

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