Tag: "Katrina"

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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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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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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Navigator of the Month!

Navigator of the Month!

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Check out our Navigator of the Month! Each Navigator is tasked with housing veteran clients within 30 days of encountering them on the streets or in shelters… Davaughn is housing his clients within an average of 14 days!!    What’s your name? Davaughn L. Phillips Which agency do you work for, what is your position? […]

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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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Progress in reducing homelessness is remarkable: An editorial from the Times-Picayune

Progress in reducing homelessness is remarkable: An editorial from the Times-Picayune

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Progress in reducing homelessness is remarkable There were just more than 2,000 homeless people in the two parishes before Hurricane Katrina, a figure that exploded to more than 11,600 by January 2007. But according to a January count by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the number of homeless residents has dropped to 4,903. That’s still […]

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This is Andrew Jackson - a War Hero

This is Andrew Jackson – a War Hero

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

He’s not the same man whose statue is in Jackson Square for saving New Orleans in the War of 1812. He fought in a more recent war. And he didnt move into the White House. He moved into homelessness. This Andrew Jackson was honorably discharged as an Army Private after Vietnam. He was awarded four […]

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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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