Success Stories

We did it!

We did it!

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

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Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success

Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Federal officials cite UNITY’s leadership, in partnership with Mayor, as key to NO’s success  Click on picture or here for full story.

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From UNITY’s experience:  5 lessons for other cities wanting to end veteran homelessness

From UNITY’s experience: 5 lessons for other cities wanting to end veteran homelessness

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

From UNITY’s experience: 5 lessons for other cities wanting to end veteran homelessness. Click on the picture or here for the full story.  

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New Orleans First Major city in Nation to End Veteran Homelessness, One Year Earlier Than Federal Goal

New Orleans First Major city in Nation to End Veteran Homelessness, One Year Earlier Than Federal Goal

| January 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

JANUARY 07, 2015 NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that New Orleans is the first major city in the nation to end homelessness among Veterans as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Members of the New Orleans Interagency Council on Homelessness as well as Veterans, service […]

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WE DID IT! New Orleans has become the first city to effectively end veteran homelessness!

WE DID IT! New Orleans has become the first city to effectively end veteran homelessness!

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

It took a herculean effort by hundreds of awesome people to make the impossible possible: New Orleans has become the first city to effectively end veteran homelessness!!!!! At 6 pm on Jan. 2, we moved the 227th homeless veteran on our master list into an apartment– all of them permanently housed in less than six […]

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Ending Veteran Homelessness -- Weekly Newsletter Dec. 22, 2014

Ending Veteran Homelessness — Weekly Newsletter Dec. 22, 2014

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

197 Veterans Housed!!! Thanks to the collaborative efforts of many agencies, we were able to open The Sacred Heart Apartments this past Friday! Sacred Heart is a key in our efforts to ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2014! Would you like to know how you can help us meet our goal? Check out […]

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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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