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The Times-Picayune: New Orleans Still Lacks Affordable Housing for its Poorest People, Report Says

The Times-Picayune: New Orleans Still Lacks Affordable Housing for its Poorest People, Report Says

| December 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 7:00 PM Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 4:47 AM Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune Like other parts of Louisiana, New Orleans still lacks housing that is affordable to its poorest people, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency found in a statewide assessment of housing needs released this week. Policymakers now have more […]

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Ms. Gwen

Ms. Gwen

| December 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

I fully expect to one day be tapped on the shoulder, turn my head and have my face meet the clenched fist of Ms. Gwendolyn. It would be justified. As a mental health professional, I’ll take one for all the social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, LPC’s, psych tech, pharmacists, case managers, outreach workers and administrators who […]

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The Times-Picayune: Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal Keeps Running into Roadblocks

The Times-Picayune: Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal Keeps Running into Roadblocks

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 8:00 AM By Stephen Babcock, staff writer Despite getting what seemed to be a green light from the New Orleans City Council in September, a project to transform an abandoned nursing home on Esplanade Avenue into housing for homeless and low-income people remains at a stalemate. The city Board of […]

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From the Backwoods of Mississippi

From the Backwoods of Mississippi

| November 12, 2010 | 3 Comments

Today’s blog is by Dr. Chandra Crawford, UNITY’s director of public policy. “Go back home–we don’t want you here!” “Why would you associate yourself with such trash?” And my favorite, “You must have received your degrees from the backwoods of Mississippi!” Those are examples of the hate-filled speech hurled at me by three leaders of […]

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Five Years After Katrina...The Long Road Back

Five Years After Katrina…The Long Road Back

| October 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE • September 2010 While progress has been made, New Orleans still suffers from a lack of affordable housing BY DONNA KIMURA NEW ORLEANS—A few bare walls and broken doors separate Mike Miller from the unknown. “Hey guys, you home?” he calls out while standing outside a desperate looking building. “It’s Mike from […]

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Supportive housing can curb homelessness in our own backyard: A guest column by Rosanne Haggerty and Martha J. Kegel

Supportive housing can curb homelessness in our own backyard: A guest column by Rosanne Haggerty and Martha J. Kegel

| October 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

New Orleanians are engaged in an important conversation about housing the homeless.  But misinformation has often stood in the way of productive debate. Data show that permanent, supportive housing — affordable apartments linked to case management services — is both good for local communities and the only proven way to end the homelessness of people […]

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Ghosts from Before Katrina

Ghosts from Before Katrina

| October 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

“Hey UNITY, I’m waiting for you!!!” These are the words shouted from the front porch of a shotgun double in Central City as we drove past in the van this afternoon.  The man shouting them yells them nearly verbatim whenever he sees us.  We’ve met him before.  We’ve explained that, as he has an apartment, […]

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The Times-Picayune: Slamming the Door Against the Homeless: Jarvis DeBerry

The Times-Picayune: Slamming the Door Against the Homeless: Jarvis DeBerry

| September 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Keeping a roof over one’s head has become measurably more difficult since Katrina. The proof is in the statistics from the year 2008 that local demographer Allison Plyer presented at Loyola University Saturday morning at a symposium convened by the Jesuit Social Research Institute. A family is in trouble when it’s paying more than 30 […]

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Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal OK’d by City Council

Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal OK’d by City Council

| September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 7:00 AM Bruce Eggler, The Times-Picayune A plan to convert an abandoned Esplanade Avenue nursing home into a 40-unit apartment complex for low-income and disabled homeless tenants got a green light Thursday from the New Orleans City Council, but the developers still could face major hurdles in making the plan […]

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The Times-Picayune: Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal Draws Resistance from Neighbors

The Times-Picayune: Esplanade Avenue Apartment Proposal Draws Resistance from Neighbors

| September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 9:45 PM Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 12:06 AM Times-Picayune Staff A proposal to transform an abandoned Esplanade Avenue nursing home into a 40-unit apartment complex for some of the city’s most vulnerable homeless people has stirred up virulent opposition from some neighbors, who fear the tenants would increase crime […]

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