Tag: "emergency shelter"

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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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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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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2015 POINT IN TIME COUNT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

2015 POINT IN TIME COUNT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Volunteer registration for the 2015 Point In Time count has begun and will end on Monday, January 16, 2015. WE NEED YOU! The Point In Time Count is not possible without your time and commitment. Every year, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, as the lead agency for the New Orleans/Jefferson Parish Continuum of Care, conducts […]

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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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WDSU – N.O. Homeless Receive Medicial, Job Assistance

| October 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

New Orleans Mission Presents ‘Make A Move’ Event NEW ORLEANS — Hundreds of homeless people in New Orleans received free assistance from various providers Wednesday to help them get back on their feet. New Orleans Mission launched “Make A Move,” the largest public assistance event for the homeless in New Orleans’ history on Wednesday. Organizers […]

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Homeless Resource Directory

Homeless Resource Directory

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The long-anticipated Homeless Resource Directory is finally here!  Comprehensive contact information for programs providing housing and/or services to persons who are homeless or at risk of homeless are included .  Homeless services and programs are dynamic in nature so please submit any Directory updates, revisions or additions to the UNITY Director of Information and Referral, […]

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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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