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2017 CoC Application for Funding

2017 CoC Application for Funding

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the collaborative applicant for the Continuum of Care for New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and Kenner, has completed the 2017 CoC application for HUD funding. Below are links to the CoC Application and the Project Priority Listing which includes applications for all projects submitted as part of the CoC application. The […]

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CoC Project Listing for 2017 Application to HUD

CoC Project Listing for 2017 Application to HUD

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The CoC Governing Council of the New Orleans-Jefferson Parish-Kenner CoC LA-503 met on September 12 regarding the CoC application to HUD and made decisions regarding appeals, project prioritization rakings, and submittal of the CoC application. The CoC Governing Council considered three appeals related to project ranking, scoring or reallocation of CoC projects. The Council discussed […]

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Project Priority Rankings for the 2107 CoC Application

Project Priority Rankings for the 2107 CoC Application

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Evaluation and Project Selection Committee met August 31 to determine project rankings for the 2017 CoC Application to HUD. The committee recognizes the importance of all projects included in the application to reach community goals. The committee further commends project sponsors and their staff for the incredible work they are doing every day to […]

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CoC 2017 Funding Priorities

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

On August 4, 2017, the CoC Governing Council established the following CoC 2017 Funding Priorities. The funding priorities for the 2017 Continuum of Care Application must reflect the updated goals of the Continuum of Care: To end chronic homelessness by 2018 To maintain an average length of stay in family homelessness of 35-40 days or […]

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Funding Opportunity for Non-Profit and Government Agencies

Funding Opportunity for Non-Profit and Government Agencies

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the lead agency for the homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) for New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and Kenner, is seeking proposals from non-profit and governmental agencies to select project sponsors for the 2017 CoC funding competition. Agencies not currently operating CoC programs are encouraged to apply. An informational meeting will be […]

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2017 CoC Application Timeline

2017 CoC Application Timeline

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The CoC Governing Council has approved the  SPPA and CoC Governing Council 2017 CoC Application Timeline for project applications to be submitted with the 2017 CoC Application to HUD for CoC LA-503 for New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and Kenner. July 28 Governing Council meets to review timetable, discusses RFPs & Threshold Review. Request for Funding […]

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Housing Mr. Aldrich, our New Orleans neighbor

Housing Mr. Aldrich, our New Orleans neighbor

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, We all know longtime New Orleans handymen like David Aldrich. He never lets his tool bag out of his sight. But, like many of the people housed by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Mr. Aldrich’s pay could no longer cover rent in today’s New Orleans. So for several years, after fixing other people’s […]

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Helping a family, hard-hit by a mother's leukemia, then a child's death

Helping a family, hard-hit by a mother’s leukemia, then a child’s death

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, Sometimes, it takes a village to ensure that children are cared for. Not so long ago, Michele Thomason, 44, didn’t need help.  She provided for her children with a steady, good-paying job as a clerk at a gas station. Then, one day, Thomason collapsed at work. An ambulance took her to a New […]

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A Letter from the Executive Director: Home for the Holidays

A Letter from the Executive Director: Home for the Holidays

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year, I like to write to you to tell you about a family who will be enjoying a home for the holidays because of you and other generous supporters. Last week, I met Jeremy, Lacy, and their daughters, and their story will stay with me forever. I am so honored to be able to […]

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Helen, Darin, and their three children were connected to Sr. Julie Marsh at Hotel Hope after she received a call from a priest in Metairie about the family of five, who had been sleeping in their car near his church for months. The family, having lost their SSI and food stamps due to the lack […]

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