Success Stories

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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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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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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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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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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So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What? — The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog on “Functional Zero”.

So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What? — The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog on “Functional Zero”.

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Most of the elements that helped New Orleans reach zero have remained in place: maintaining and working a master list of homeless veterans, continuous outreach to find homeless veterans, connecting shelters with SSVF providers, weekly meetings with housing navigators, continuing to prioritize housing resources for homeless veterans, and weekly review of data on performance and resource […]

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First lady Michelle Obama applauds New Orleans for housing homeless veterans

First lady Michelle Obama applauds New Orleans for housing homeless veterans

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, visited New Orleans April 20th to applaud our efforts in becoming the first city to house all of its homeless veterans, calling it an “extraordinary achievement.” UNITY of Greater New Orleans, as the lead agency in the Continuum of Care, led a collaboration between federal, state and local agencies, private […]

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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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Navigator of the Month!

Navigator of the Month!

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Check out our Navigator of the Month! Each Navigator is tasked with housing veteran clients within 30 days of encountering them on the streets or in shelters… Jamal is housing his clients within an average of 14 days!!   Name: Jamal Perkins   Agency/Position/How long? I work for START Corporation Supportive Services for Veteran Families, […]

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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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