Recent News

Annual homeless count looks to continue downward trend

Annual homeless count looks to continue downward trend

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual “point in time” count has shown significant improvements since Hurricane Katrina propelled a rising number of people into the streets. In 2005 there were 2,051 homeless people in the two parishes. That number jumped to 11,619 in 2007 then gradually fell year by year to 1,703 in 2015. Read the report from NOLA.com  

Share
View Post
Help House the Homeless!

Help House the Homeless!

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have some gently used household goods laying around the house?  Please bring them to Point-In-Time to donate to UNITY clients moving into their own homes from the streets!   We will have boxes to collect basic essentials for our clients. Don’t have anything to donate or don’t have time to gather donations?  We’re also collecting monetary donations […]

Share
View Post
Come Join UNITY for a Sip and Social at Ralph's on the Park!

Come Join UNITY for a Sip and Social at Ralph’s on the Park!

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Share
View Post
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

 

Share
View Post
2015 CoC Application

2015 CoC Application

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the collaborative applicant for the Continuum of Care for Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish and Kenner, has completed the 2015 CoC application for HUD funding. Below are links to the CoC Application and the project ranking of the projects included in the application. The project rankings follow the order that was approved […]

Share
View Post
2015 CoC Project Renewal Ranking

2015 CoC Project Renewal Ranking

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Evaluation and Project Selection Committee met November 10 to finalize project rankings for the 2015 CoC Application to HUD.  The committee recognizes the importance of all projects included in the application to reach our community goals to end chronic homelessness in 2017 and end family homelessness by 2016. The committee ranked projects based on […]

Share
View Post
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.

Share
View Post
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

Share
View Post
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 […]

Share
View Post
The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could Win

The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could Win

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

NPR today features UNITY’s Rapid Response for Homeless Veterans Initiative, which is ensuring that all newly homeless veterans get permanent housing within an average of  30 days; most veterans are housed in less than 2 weeks, and some – like the one featured in this story – are housed in only a day! Click here […]

Share
View Post