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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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The Times-Picayune: Agency for Homeless Seeks Neighbors’ Support: A Letter to the Editor

The Times-Picayune: Agency for Homeless Seeks Neighbors’ Support: A Letter to the Editor

| December 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Sunday, December 26, 2010, 1:22 AM By Letters to the Editor Misunderstanding persists about the Esplanade Avenue building that UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a nonprofit organization, and our partners are seeking to revitalize. We plan to transform the former Bethany nursing home, abandoned since Hurricane Katrina, into apartments for low-wage workers and formerly […]

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The Times-Picayune: Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal Keeps Running into Roadblocks

The Times-Picayune: Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal Keeps Running into Roadblocks

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 8:00 AM By Stephen Babcock, staff writer Despite getting what seemed to be a green light from the New Orleans City Council in September, a project to transform an abandoned nursing home on Esplanade Avenue into housing for homeless and low-income people remains at a stalemate. The city Board of […]

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From the Backwoods of Mississippi

From the Backwoods of Mississippi

| November 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Today’s blog is by Dr. Chandra Crawford, UNITY’s director of public policy. “Go back home–we don’t want you here!” “Why would you associate yourself with such trash?” And my favorite, “You must have received your degrees from the backwoods of Mississippi!” Those are examples of the hate-filled speech hurled at me by three leaders of […]

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Supportive housing can curb homelessness in our own backyard: A guest column by Rosanne Haggerty and Martha J. Kegel

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

New Orleanians are engaged in an important conversation about housing the homeless.  But misinformation has often stood in the way of productive debate. Data show that permanent, supportive housing — affordable apartments linked to case management services — is both good for local communities and the only proven way to end the homelessness of people […]

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The Times-Picayune: Slamming the Door Against the Homeless: Jarvis DeBerry

The Times-Picayune: Slamming the Door Against the Homeless: Jarvis DeBerry

| September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Keeping a roof over one’s head has become measurably more difficult since Katrina. The proof is in the statistics from the year 2008 that local demographer Allison Plyer presented at Loyola University Saturday morning at a symposium convened by the Jesuit Social Research Institute. A family is in trouble when it’s paying more than 30 […]

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Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal OK’d by City Council

Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal OK’d by City Council

| September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 7:00 AM Bruce Eggler, The Times-Picayune A plan to convert an abandoned Esplanade Avenue nursing home into a 40-unit apartment complex for low-income and disabled homeless tenants got a green light Thursday from the New Orleans City Council, but the developers still could face major hurdles in making the plan […]

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The Times-Picayune: Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal Draws Resistance from Neighbors

The Times-Picayune: Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal Draws Resistance from Neighbors

| September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 9:45 PM Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 12:06 AM Times-Picayune Staff A proposal to transform an abandoned Esplanade Avenue nursing home into a 40-unit apartment complex for some of the city’s most vulnerable homeless people has stirred up virulent opposition from some neighbors, who fear the tenants would increase crime […]

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WDSU: Council Approves Controversial Homeless Center

| September 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Esplanade Ridge Residents Worry About Odyssey House POSTED: 4:34 pm CDT September 16, 2010 NEW ORLEANS — The City Council approved a plan Thursday for an apartment complex for the homeless to move forward, but neighbors in the Esplanade Ridge community said the fight is far from over. The split vote of 4-3 reflected the […]

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