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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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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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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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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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Mr. Michaels’ Water

Mr. Michaels’ Water

| October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

In south Louisiana, we don’t worry too much about not having enough water. Too much water? Well that is many totally different stories for another day. But not having enough water? That thought rarely even crosses most New Orleanians’ minds… The overpasses and the oaks were dripping after the 30-minute afternoon cloudburst. The spray from […]

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