Tag: "homeless youth"

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 Releases Report on Progress toward Ending Homelessness

UNITY Releases Report on Progress toward Ending Homelessness

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Homelessness down 58 percent since 2007 Read the full report here. UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a 20-year-old award-winning nonprofit that coordinates community campaigns to end homelessness, today released the 2012 report, Homelessness in Greater New Orleans: A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness. This research initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing […]

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WWLTV: Family No Longer Homeless After Living in SUV for Months

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tania Dall / Eyewitness News NEW ORLEANS — Homelessness is on the rise across the country, with the number of homeless kids up by 33 percent over the last three years. Those statistics are part of a study released by the National Center on Family Homelessness, which also ranks Louisiana as the third worst state […]

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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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Fox 8: Homeless Mother Reacts to City's 10-Year Plan Against Homelessness

Fox 8: Homeless Mother Reacts to City’s 10-Year Plan Against Homelessness

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Contributor: FOX8LIVE.COM STAFF Email: fox8news@fox8tv.net Print Story Published: 11/28 9:48 pm Share Updated: 11/28 11:26 pm New Orleans — On the day New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and UNITY of Greater New Orleans announced a 10-year plan to end homelessness, 25-year-old mother of three small children Trineshea Melton said she has been living the homeless nightmare since returning […]

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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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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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UNITY Annual Meeting Will Feature Keynote Address from USICH Deputy Director

UNITY Annual Meeting Will Feature Keynote Address from USICH Deputy Director

| March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ways to combat the increase in homelessness that New Orleans has experienced since Hurricane Katrina will be the topic of a keynote speech by federal expert Anthony Love, Deputy Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, at the annual meeting of the UNITY of Greater New Orleans homeless services network on Thursday, March 24. […]

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WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

| January 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Lesley Simpson / Eyewitness News Posted on January 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM The homeless situation in New Orleans appears to be a growing challenge, with more people on the streets and limited spaces in local shelters to accommodate them. The issue becomes a special concern on nights when the weather is so dangerously […]

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