Tag: "New Orleans"
UNITY is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2016 Point in Time Count (1/25/16 and 1/26/16) and with the Homeless Housing Initiative (gathering items for the UNITY Warehouse). AND WE NEED YOU! If you are interested in receiving information on ways you could volunteer please complete this form or click on the picture!View Post
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.View Post
A Home for Every New Orleanian — A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness Since Hurricane Katrina
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 OrleanianView Post
So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What? — The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog on “Functional Zero”.
“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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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… Jamal is housing his clients within an average of 14 days!! Name: Jamal Perkins Agency/Position/How long? I work for START Corporation Supportive Services for Veteran Families, […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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.View Post