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Thanks to New Orleans, national 100,000 Homes Campaign meets goal two months early

Thanks to New Orleans, national 100,000 Homes Campaign meets goal two months early

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like other cities in the 100,000 Homes Campaign, the New Orleans team makes a point to: 1) know, by name, every single homeless person and his/her needs; 2) to give housing priority to the most sick; 3) to move people quickly into stable housing paired with the services they need to stay housed; and 4) to use data to streamline and track progress. Click “View Post” to read more.

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Bringing homelessness down to pre-Katrina levels

Bringing homelessness down to pre-Katrina levels

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The number of people who are suffering in homelessness on a single night has been brought below what it was before Hurricane Katrina.”

Click “View Post” to read more of this The Lens op-ed by UNITY executive director Martha Kegel.

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UNITY reaches milestone: homelessness numbers drop to pre-Katrina levels

UNITY reaches milestone: homelessness numbers drop to pre-Katrina levels

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jaquetta White from The New Orleans Advocate covered UNITY’s 2014 Point in Time count announcement, conducted in partnership with the City of New Orleans, as noted on the mayor’s press-release feed, here.

White wrote in her Friday, May 2nd Advocate piece about a few UNITY clients, including Barry Knox, 59, pictured here with case-manager Jueron Cormick. Click “View Post” to read more.

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Cracking the code to chronic homelessness

Cracking the code to chronic homelessness

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over a few months’ time, Times-Picayune reporter Richard Webster and photographer Ted Jackson followed two recently housed, chronically homeless UNITY clients: Philip “Doctor Love” Turner and Manuel “K9″ Justin (pictured). In this comprehensive article and video, the journalists conclude that collaboratives like UNITY have begun to “crack the code” to solving chronic homelessness.

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The Runner: a blog from UNITY's outreach team

The Runner: a blog from UNITY’s outreach team

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

That night we saw someone new, a young lady sitting on a filthy mattress, brushing a mangled wig while rats ran around her feet. A new blog from the streets of New Orleans, by UNITY outreach worker Laniker Hunter-Davis, pictured with her longtime outreach partner, Joycelyn Scott.

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UNITY's successes in N.O. praised by New York Times

UNITY’s successes in N.O. praised by New York Times

| January 23, 2014 | 6 Comments

Cities are moving away from long-term shelter and focusing, instead, on developing better ways to identify and prioritize vulnerable individuals and families, prevent crises, and rapidly re-house people, using short- or long-term assistance as needed.

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We swept by our goal!

We swept by our goal!

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The unprecedented “500 Homes for the Holidays” campaign partners found new ways to work together to house a stunning number of chronically homeless and vulnerable people in 7 months’ time.

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The doctor is now IN

The doctor is now IN

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t tell you the first time I ever met the Mayor of the Square. I was probably standing in the shade from the Cabildo in Jackson Square, listening to the square’s ad hoc brass band along with wandering tourists and locals passing through the Square. That’s how most people have met him.

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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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Now able to house Manuel Justin.

Now able to house Manuel Justin.

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The UNITY we are today is able to house more chronically homeless people like Manuel Justin. After Hurricane Katrina, UNITY reinvented itself to respond to an explosion of homelessness. This summer, a New Orleans partnership led by UNITY further finetuned the way our teams approach and house New Orleans’ most vulnerable people. Manuel Justin, 62, […]

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