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

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tweet“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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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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How We Did It: Working Together To End Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

How We Did It: Working Together To End Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Presentation at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference Feb. 19, 2015 Martha J. Kegel, Executive Director for UNITY of Greater New Orleans   Click on the picture or here for the full presentation.

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Navigator of the Month!

Navigator of the Month!

| March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

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… Davaughn is housing his clients within an average of 14 days!!    What’s your name? Davaughn L. Phillips Which agency do you work for, what is your position? […]

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SAVE THE DATE: UNITY of Greater New Orleans 23rd Annual Meeting Luncheon!

SAVE THE DATE: UNITY of Greater New Orleans 23rd Annual Meeting Luncheon!

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We did it!

We did it!

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to our Continuum of Care members who successfully housed 227 formerly homeless veterans as part of Mayor Landrieu’s Challenge to end veteran homelessness in New Orleans! We did it!

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