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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.

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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 […]

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Homelessness in New Orleans: The Big Picture

Homelessness in New Orleans: The Big Picture

| July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Homelessness in New Orleans remains a pervasive crisis in our community.  There are 9,165 persons meeting the HUD definition of homelessness in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish on any given night.  This report provides an in-depth analysis of homelessness in our community, including factors leading to increased homelessness, current efforts aimed at reducing and ending […]

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The Times-Picayune: Bigger Jails Don't Mean Safer Cities: A Guest Column by Byron Harrell

The Times-Picayune: Bigger Jails Don’t Mean Safer Cities: A Guest Column by Byron Harrell

| September 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 6:03 PM Contributing Op-Ed columnist In the very near future, the New Orleans City Council will be asked to consider the construction of a very large parish prison. I believe that everyone involved in this discussion is acting in good faith and truly seeks a safer New Orleans for all […]

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Mr. Stephen

Mr. Stephen

| August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

A veteran with extensive military training, Stephen was trained to survive in brutal conditions – insect infestations, brutal heat, soaking rains, searing cold – surrounded by people who may wish to do you harm. However, he never thought he would have to use these survival skills, and more, in the town where he was raised. […]

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Ms. Wendy

| August 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Her five children, ages 8 to 17, have lived through their mother’s hell.  Yet when they kiss her goodnight, they see a survivor.  A victim of numerous rapes and unremitting domestic violence who turned to drugs for solace – Wendy has made the changes in her life to ensure her children a healthier future.  Wendy […]

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I Hope it Rains

| July 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

When your job requires you to keep your shoes dirty, avoid florescent lighting and develop a nascent tolerance for mosquitoes and cockroaches, you pay a lot of attention to the weather. This week New Orleans has been sucker punched with the outer rain bands from the first hurricane of the 2010 season. Hurricane Alex is […]

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