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Amendment to Request for Proposal #14-2 for Rapid Rehousing

Amendment to Request for Proposal #14-2 for Rapid Rehousing

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNITY has amended the Request for Proposals #14-2 to provide Rapid Rehousing services. A total of $342,418 will be made available on an annual basis, of which $109,450 is for supportive services, $226,254 is for rental assistance, and $6,714 is for administrative costs. Applicants must maintain two case managers working full-time on this project and […]

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UNITY Issues RFP for Rapid Rehousing

UNITY Issues RFP for Rapid Rehousing

| July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the lead agency for the homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) for New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, is seeking proposals from nonprofit and governmental agencies to select  one project sponsor to provide Rapid Re-housing services to at least 85 homeless individuals or families over the project year, with a preference for […]

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Success!

Success!

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have exceeded our goal permanently housing over 240 chronically homeless and vulnerable homeless people between March 1 and July 28! Come celebrate our success on Friday!

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UNITY Issues RFP for Supportive Services in PSH

UNITY Issues RFP for Supportive Services in PSH

| June 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the lead agency managing the homeless Continuum of Care for New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, is seeking proposals for one or two nonprofit organizations to provide on-site case management services to formerly chronically homeless and vulnerable homeless persons residing in two Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) apartment buildings in New Orleans […]

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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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