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Point-in-Time NOLA.com Interview

Point-in-Time NOLA.com Interview

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Larino talks about UNITY’s Point-in-Time count with Robbie Keen and Joe Heeren-Mueller and how you can help. https://www.facebook.com/NOLAnews/videos/10154228724557060/

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A Letter from the Executive Director: Home for the Holidays

A Letter from the Executive Director: Home for the Holidays

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year, I like to write to you to tell you about a family who will be enjoying a home for the holidays because of you and other generous supporters. Last week, I met Jeremy, Lacy, and their daughters, and their story will stay with me forever. I am so honored to be able to […]

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Helen, Darin, and their three children were connected to Sr. Julie Marsh at Hotel Hope after she received a call from a priest in Metairie about the family of five, who had been sleeping in their car near his church for months. The family, having lost their SSI and food stamps due to the lack […]

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A Stable Home for the First Time in Their Lives

A Stable Home for the First Time in Their Lives

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

A few months ago, because of your support, this young homeless mother and her two daughters moved into their own apartment. The route that KyShanaeh Johnson, 23, followed into homelessness is fairly typical. She had lost her steady job as a front-desk clerk at a hotel but unemployment benefits weren’t enough to pay her apartment’s […]

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NOLA.com: New Orleans aims to end homelessness of families, disabled, youth

NOLA.com: New Orleans aims to end homelessness of families, disabled, youth

| April 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Two years ago, New Orleans became the first U.S. city effectively to end homelessness among military veterans, drawing the praise of Michelle Obama, who termed it a “call to action to our entire country.” Now, advocates want to use those same strategies to reduce or eliminate homelessness across the board by 2021.

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A Bold Plan of Action to Sharply Reduce Homelessness by Taking Evidence-Based Practices to Scale

A Bold Plan of Action to Sharply Reduce Homelessness by Taking Evidence-Based Practices to Scale

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 2, 2015, in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, the UNITY Homeless Continuum of Care of more than 60 agencies partnered with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to make New Orleans the first city to effectively end veteran homelessness. Working closely with the VA, HUD, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and many other partners, our community permanently housed the 227 homeless veterans in our backlog of cases, many of whom had been sleeping on the streets for decades.

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Home at Last - Spring 2016

Home at Last – Spring 2016

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The UNITY collaborative has driven down homelessness by 85 percent since Katrina by housing families like the Newtons, who sought UNITY’s help after elderly relatives died in the storm, leaving the young family with no one to turn to. When his family became homeless, Dyrick Newton, 43, would park his car outside a 24-hour restaurant, […]

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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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