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GiveNOLA Day Extended to Friday, May 6

GiveNOLA Day Extended to Friday, May 6

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dear friend, We know you care deeply about people suffering in homelessness in New Orleans. If you were not able to donate on Tuesday, you can still help us today to meet our GiveNOLA goal of raising $20,000 to house the homeless! Please help make a home for every homeless family in New Orleans. Here are two […]

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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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2015 CoC Application – Information and Updates

2015 CoC Application – Information and Updates

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Projects to be Ranked in the 2015 CoC Application to HUD UNITY staff have received and reviewed for completeness all renewal applications. The UNITY Evaluation and Project Selection Committee reviewed and selected new project sponsors for the bonus projects and for renewal projects needing a new project sponsor. As a result of these reviews, the below […]

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| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Act 693 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session, effective August 1st, has created the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Hotline. Louisiana Revised Statute 24:523.1 requires state, local and quasi-public agencies to post a notice that provides information on how to report misuse of public funds to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. This notice must be posted on […]

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Wanted:  Homeless Service Providers

Wanted: Homeless Service Providers

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITY is seeking nonprofit or governmental agencies to apply for grants to provide permanent housing and services to chronically homeless people with disabilities, and to young people age 18-24. Application deadline is October 20, 6:59 pm. RFP for Rapid Rehousing for Youth RFP 15-3 PSH Bonus RFP-2015-4 Reallocation PSH for CH RFP-2015-5 Pathways

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A Home for Every New Orleanian -- A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness Since Hurricane Katrina

A Home for Every New Orleanian — A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness Since Hurricane Katrina

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

In front of abandoned building where disabled client has lived for 6 years, UNITY releases report showing good and bad news when it comes to post-Katrina homelessness Click on the link for the full report. A Home for Every New Orleanian

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The New Orleans Model for Ending Veteran Homelessness

The New Orleans Model for Ending Veteran Homelessness

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

“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 […]

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