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Give Every Homeless Family a Home

Give Every Homeless Family a Home

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Support UNITY Today on GiveNOLA Day! At age 23, KyShanaeh Johnson has been homeless or on the edge of homelessness her entire life.  But thanks to support from community donors like you, UNITY of Greater New Orleans – the organization leading efforts to reduce homelessness in New Orleans — found her and her two girls […]

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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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December 3, 2015 UNITY of Greater New Orleans Friend-Raising Luncheon Sponsors!

December 3, 2015 UNITY of Greater New Orleans Friend-Raising Luncheon Sponsors!

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

 

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UNITY of Greater New Orleans: Request for Proposals #15-1               "Home is Where the Heart Is"

UNITY of Greater New Orleans: Request for Proposals #15-1 “Home is Where the Heart Is”

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

To Provide Supportive Service to Formerly Homeless Persons in a Permanent Supportive Housing Building September 14, 2015 RFP-2015-1 Services in PSH Blg

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Homeless People Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

Homeless People Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an interview with NPR, UNITY’s Executive Director, Martha Kegel discusses how many New Orleans residents were homeless and living in their abandon homes they inhabited pre-Katrina. One of those people, Mr. Abbott Roland, shared his story.

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Michelle Obama, Jill Biden New Orleans bound to discuss combating veterans' homelessness

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden New Orleans bound to discuss combating veterans’ homelessness

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Monday, April 20th, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will come to New Orleans to celebrate our work becoming the FIRST CITY in the Nation to effectively end veteran homelessness. They will commend the collaborative’s work on our “functional zero” initiative — where we work to house newly homeless veterans within 30 days.  This visit is momentous […]

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Answering The Challenge: Ending Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

Answering The Challenge: Ending Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mayor Mitch Landrieu embraced the challenge for New Orleans to become the first city in the Nation to end veteran homelessness — a year ahead of the rest of the country. Check out this informational flier describing how it was done and learn out New Orleans success! Click the picture or here for the entire […]

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Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success

Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success  Click on picture or here for full story.

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