Success Stories

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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UNITY's First Tenant Moves into The Rosa F. Keller Building

UNITY’s First Tenant Moves into The Rosa F. Keller Building

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 11am Johnnie  Suer became the first tenant in a brand-new, 60-unit building at Tulane Avenue and Galvez Street–The Rosa F. Keller Building. This building, owned by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, is the New Orleans’ first mixed-income Permanent Supportive Housing building for the homeless. Read the full Times-Picayune article […]

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UNITY Releases Report on Progress toward Ending Homelessness

UNITY Releases Report on Progress toward Ending Homelessness

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Homelessness down 58 percent since 2007 Read the full report here. UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a 20-year-old award-winning nonprofit that coordinates community campaigns to end homelessness, today released the 2012 report, Homelessness in Greater New Orleans: A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness. This research initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing […]

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This is Andrew Jackson - a War Hero

This is Andrew Jackson – a War Hero

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

He’s not the same man whose statue is in Jackson Square for saving New Orleans in the War of 1812. He fought in a more recent war. And he didnt move into the White House. He moved into homelessness. This Andrew Jackson was honorably discharged as an Army Private after Vietnam. He was awarded four […]

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UNITY Client Featured as a National Success Story by HUD

UNITY Client Featured as a National Success Story by HUD

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

We are happy to announce that one of UNITY’s clients has been featured on the HUD Homeless Resource Exchange website as a ‘promising practice and success story’ of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP). The client, Mr. B, affectionately called Silver Man because of the silver paint he dons as a street performer […]

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