Tag: "blight"

UNITY Celebrates Release of New Orleans' 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

UNITY Celebrates Release of New Orleans’ 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

 UNITY of Greater New Orleans celebrates the release of Mayor Landrieu’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, which UNITY, by virtue of its longstanding role as lead agency for the homeless Continuum of Care and administrator of collaborative grants for permanent and transitional housing and services, will play a large role in helping to implement. At […]

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The Times-Picayune: Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Plan Addresses Problems of Homeless

The Times-Picayune: Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Plan Addresses Problems of Homeless

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune The laid-off nursing assistant with two small children needs only a few months’ rent to stave off homelessness. The mentally ill man who lived with his sister before Hurricane Katrina may require an apartment for the rest of his life, plus someone to check in on him. The 18-year-old who […]

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NamUs

NamUs

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

“What we got next?” Travers asks. It had been a long day and night as we scratched off a rather substantial list of abandoned buildings, musty underpasses and urine soaked doorways on our clipboard. We’re rubbing our tired eyes and cautiously monitoring the digital clock on the dashboard that’s progressing slowly past midnight. We were […]

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UNITY Client Featured as a National Success Story by HUD

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mr. B. with his case manager, Ali Salinas. Photograph by Katy Quigley[/caption] 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 […]

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The Roof with a Hole Carved out the Top

The Roof with a Hole Carved out the Top

| August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every day I pass the intersection of Opelousas and Newton. There’s a roof there with a hole carved out the top, shingles tossed to the side. It’s where someone was pulled from the depth of their Katrina hell sequestered in a dark attic waiting for their liberation as the flood waters rose to take their […]

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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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TIME: Abandoned but Not Uninhabited: The Blighted Homes of New Orleans

TIME: Abandoned but Not Uninhabited: The Blighted Homes of New Orleans

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Jesse Hardman / New Orleans Monday, June 06, 2011 “Don’t throw up now,” Mike King says as he begins to remove his right foot from a plastic bag. What “started off with a little spot,” King says, is now a full-blown infection that has caused his foot to grow to twice its normal size. […]

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The Times-Picayune: Conversion of Former Nursing Home on Esplanade Ave. Hits a Series of Snags

The Times-Picayune: Conversion of Former Nursing Home on Esplanade Ave. Hits a Series of Snags

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Published: Monday, June 06, 2011, 8:00 AM By Stephen Babcock, The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune Despite a favorable vote last year by the New Orleans City Council, a coalition of nonprofit groups seeking to transform an abandoned Esplanade Avenue nursing home into 40 apartments for homeless and low-income people has run into nothing but trouble. The […]

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UNITY Releases Point In Time Report: Homelessness in Greater New Orleans

UNITY Releases Point In Time Report: Homelessness in Greater New Orleans

| June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Homelessness remains a daunting problem in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, 5 1/2 years after the nation’s largest housing disaster when the levees failed following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.  Despite the fact that the city of New Orleans has only about 80% of its pre-Katrina population, 9,165 persons now meet the HUD definitiion of […]

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The Times-Picayune: Homeless Population in New Orleans Rises 70 Percent since Hurricane Katrina

The Times-Picayune: Homeless Population in New Orleans Rises 70 Percent since Hurricane Katrina

| June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Published: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 9:45 PM By Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune The homeless population in Orleans and Jefferson parishes stands at 9,200, 70 percent higher than before Hurricane Katrina, with the largest share of people living in abandoned buildings, according to counts and estimates released Thursday by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a collaborative […]

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