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Homeless veterans move into Sacred Heart Apartments

Homeless veterans move into Sacred Heart Apartments

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Dalpiaz, a United States Army veteran, received a holiday present came courtesy of UNITY of Greater New Orleans, which teamed with Catholic Charities and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to move some of the city’s most vulnerable homeless veterans into a new apartment complex at 3222 Canal St.” Check out more news coverage about […]

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| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are so grateful to everyone who helped create this miracle! Today the very first tenants will move into the Sacred Heart Apartments — 11 chronically homeless, disabled veterans who risked their lives for the rest of us only to find themselves having to live long-term on the street. Today their nightmare of homelessness will […]

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Ending Veteran Homelessness -- Weekly Newsletter Dec. 15th, 2014

Ending Veteran Homelessness — Weekly Newsletter Dec. 15th, 2014

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

169 homeless veterans now have the keys to their new homes!! New Orleans is so close to our goal of ending veteran homelessness! Check out these great stories in this weeks newsletter!

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Mr. Griggs, a US Navy Veteran of 15 years, is finally home!

Mr. Griggs, a US Navy Veteran of 15 years, is finally home!

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This blog was written by Sara Siegfried, Jesuit Volunteer Corp volunteer with UNITY of Greater New Orleans. Sara is playing a major role in helping New Orleans end veteran homelessness.   This is Ray Charles Griggs, Sr. I encountered Mr. Griggs two weeks ago while doing intake at the Ozanam Inn homeless shelter. Mr. Griggs […]

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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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We swept by our goal!

We swept by our goal!

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The unprecedented “500 Homes for the Holidays” campaign partners found new ways to work together to house a stunning number of chronically homeless and vulnerable people in 7 months’ time.

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Now able to house Manuel Justin.

Now able to house Manuel Justin.

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The UNITY we are today is able to house more chronically homeless people like Manuel Justin. After Hurricane Katrina, UNITY reinvented itself to respond to an explosion of homelessness. This summer, a New Orleans partnership led by UNITY further finetuned the way our teams approach and house New Orleans’ most vulnerable people. Manuel Justin, 62, […]

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216 Housed in 95 Days

216 Housed in 95 Days

| August 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

We have exceeded our goal of housing 200 chronically homeless people in 100 days! Read the NOLA.com article here.

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Ribbon-cutting for The Rosa F. Keller Building

Ribbon-cutting for The Rosa F. Keller Building

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

  On June 22, 2012 the tenants of The Rosa F. Keller Building cut the ribbon for the grand opening of New Orleans first mixed-income, permanent supportive housing building for the homeless. WWL-TV covered the story here.

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Progress in reducing homelessness is remarkable: An editorial from the Times-Picayune

Progress in reducing homelessness is remarkable: An editorial from the Times-Picayune

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Progress in reducing homelessness is remarkable There were just more than 2,000 homeless people in the two parishes before Hurricane Katrina, a figure that exploded to more than 11,600 by January 2007. But according to a January count by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the number of homeless residents has dropped to 4,903. That’s still […]

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