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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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First lady Michelle Obama applauds New Orleans for housing homeless veterans

First lady Michelle Obama applauds New Orleans for housing homeless veterans

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, visited New Orleans April 20th to applaud our efforts in becoming the first city to house all of its homeless veterans, calling it an “extraordinary achievement.” UNITY of Greater New Orleans, as the lead agency in the Continuum of Care, led a collaboration between federal, state and local agencies, private […]

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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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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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Answering The Challenge: Ending Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

Answering The Challenge: Ending Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mayor Mitch Landrieu embraced the challenge for New Orleans to become the first city in the Nation to end veteran homelessness — a year ahead of the rest of the country. Check out this informational flier describing how it was done and learn out New Orleans success! Click the picture or here for the entire […]

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How We Did It: Working Together To End Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

How We Did It: Working Together To End Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Presentation at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference Feb. 19, 2015 Martha J. Kegel, Executive Director for UNITY of Greater New Orleans   Click on the picture or here for the full presentation.

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We did it!

We did it!

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to our Continuum of Care members who successfully housed 227 formerly homeless veterans as part of Mayor Landrieu’s Challenge to end veteran homelessness in New Orleans! We did it!

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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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New Orleans First Major city in Nation to End Veteran Homelessness, One Year Earlier Than Federal Goal

New Orleans First Major city in Nation to End Veteran Homelessness, One Year Earlier Than Federal Goal

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

JANUARY 07, 2015 NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that New Orleans is the first major city in the nation to end homelessness among Veterans as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Members of the New Orleans Interagency Council on Homelessness as well as Veterans, service […]

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