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Interested in Volunteering?

Interested in Volunteering?

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITY is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2016 Point in Time Count (1/25/16 and 1/26/16) and with the Homeless Housing Initiative (gathering items for the UNITY Warehouse). AND WE NEED YOU! If you are interested in receiving information on ways you could volunteer please complete this form or click on the picture!

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Wanted:  Homeless Service Providers

Wanted: Homeless Service Providers

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITY is seeking nonprofit or governmental agencies to apply for grants to provide permanent housing and services to chronically homeless people with disabilities, and to young people age 18-24. Application deadline is October 20, 6:59 pm. RFP for Rapid Rehousing for Youth RFP 15-3 PSH Bonus RFP-2015-4 Reallocation PSH for CH RFP-2015-5 Pathways

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UNITY of Greater New Orleans: Request for Proposals #15-1               "Home is Where the Heart Is"

UNITY of Greater New Orleans: Request for Proposals #15-1 “Home is Where the Heart Is”

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

To Provide Supportive Service to Formerly Homeless Persons in a Permanent Supportive Housing Building September 14, 2015 RFP-2015-1 Services in PSH Blg

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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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A Home for Every New Orleanian -- A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness Since Hurricane Katrina

A Home for Every New Orleanian — A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness Since Hurricane Katrina

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

In front of abandoned building where disabled client has lived for 6 years, UNITY releases report showing good and bad news when it comes to post-Katrina homelessness Click on the link for the full report. A Home for Every New Orleanian

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So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What? — The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog on “Functional Zero”.

So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What? — The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog on “Functional Zero”.

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Most of the elements that helped New Orleans reach zero have remained in place: maintaining and working a master list of homeless veterans, continuous outreach to find homeless veterans, connecting shelters with SSVF providers, weekly meetings with housing navigators, continuing to prioritize housing resources for homeless veterans, and weekly review of data on performance and resource […]

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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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Michelle Obama, Jill Biden New Orleans bound to discuss combating veterans' homelessness

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden New Orleans bound to discuss combating veterans’ homelessness

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Monday, April 20th, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will come to New Orleans to celebrate our work becoming the FIRST CITY in the Nation to effectively end veteran homelessness. They will commend the collaborative’s work on our “functional zero” initiative — where we work to house newly homeless veterans within 30 days.  This visit is momentous […]

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Navigator of the Month!

Navigator of the Month!

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Check out our Navigator of the Month! Each Navigator is tasked with housing veteran clients within 30 days of encountering them on the streets or in shelters… Jamal is housing his clients within an average of 14 days!!   Name: Jamal Perkins   Agency/Position/How long? I work for START Corporation Supportive Services for Veteran Families, […]

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The New Orleans Model for Ending Veteran Homelessness

The New Orleans Model for Ending Veteran Homelessness

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I firmly believe that every community can and should end Veteran homelessness.” — UNITY of Greater New Orleans Executive Director Martha J. Kegel hoping to inspire all cities to take up the charge to end veteran homelessness!   Click the picture or here for the rest of the story published on the US Interagency Council on […]

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