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55 homeless moved from under the Pontchartrain Expressway to shelters

55 homeless moved from under the Pontchartrain Expressway to shelters

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

New Times-Picayune story by Laura Maggi about the dissolved Pontchartrain camp About 55 people who had been staying under the Pontchartrain Expressway were told they must leave the area and moved into shelters early Friday morning. People were evaluated with the goal of eventually moving them into permanent housing, city officials said. This spot under […]

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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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Can You Help Make a Home for a Homeless Person?

Can You Help Make a Home for a Homeless Person?

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A little over six years ago, as our city was destroyed by flood, most New Orleanians experienced homelessness. Those of us who were lucky rebuilt our lives piece by piece, heartened by the kindness and generosity of strangers. We now have the unique opportunity to pay that generosity forward and help those most in need […]

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