Tag: "New Orleans"

8 Killed in Fire in Abandoned 9th Ward Building

8 Killed in Fire in Abandoned 9th Ward Building

| December 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

December 28, 2010 In the city’s deadliest blaze in decades, a fire in an abandoned building in the 9th Ward overnight killed 8 people, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. It is believed that the death toll in the fire is the largest since the Upstairs Lounge fire in June 1973, which killed 32 […]

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Fox 8 News: Wintry Forecast Leaves Some Edgy over Potential Squatter Fires

Fox 8 News: Wintry Forecast Leaves Some Edgy over Potential Squatter Fires

| December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Reported by: Sabrina Wilson, Reporter Email: swilson@fox8tv.net Last Update: 1/10 6:43 pm New Orleans – The wintry forecast for the rest of the week has some people in the city nervous about the possibility of more fires being ignited by squatters. Those concerns are fueled by a fire which recently killed eight young squatters in […]

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The Times-Picayune: Agency for Homeless Seeks Neighbors’ Support: A Letter to the Editor

The Times-Picayune: Agency for Homeless Seeks Neighbors’ Support: A Letter to the Editor

| December 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Sunday, December 26, 2010, 1:22 AM By Letters to the Editor Misunderstanding persists about the Esplanade Avenue building that UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a nonprofit organization, and our partners are seeking to revitalize. We plan to transform the former Bethany nursing home, abandoned since Hurricane Katrina, into apartments for low-wage workers and formerly […]

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UNITY Named 'Best of the Best' by the Greater New Orleans Foundation

UNITY Named ‘Best of the Best’ by the Greater New Orleans Foundation

| December 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, December 15th, UNITY of Greater New Orleans was named as one of the 42 nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area who received IMPACT 2010 grants.  Over three quarters of a million dollars in grants were awarded in the following categories: Arts & Culture; Civic Engagement; Education; Health; Human & Social Services; […]

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Blessings

Blessings

| December 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the spirit of the season, I count among my blessings the men, women and children whom the entire UNITY team and the Continuum of Care partners have assisted this year. Here are a few of my recent favorite blessings: “Wait, wait! Stop please!” she cried. We were out in the UNITY van and on […]

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The Times-Picayune: More than 100 Volunteers to Assess City's Most Vulnerable Homeless People Tonight

The Times-Picayune: More than 100 Volunteers to Assess City’s Most Vulnerable Homeless People Tonight

| December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 4:15 PM By Martha Carr, The Times-Picayune Over 100 volunteers will fan out to the city’s three emergency homeless shelters tonight to interview those using the shelters to determine who is most likely to die if not housed. The initiative is part of the “100,000 Homes Campaign,” a national effort […]

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WWLTV: As Temperatures Drop, Concerns Grow About Fires in Abandoned Buildings

WWLTV: As Temperatures Drop, Concerns Grow About Fires in Abandoned Buildings

| December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News wwltv.com Posted on December 13, 2010 at 10:16 PM Updated Monday, Dec 13 at 10:16 PM NEW ORLEANS — It’s a rescue effort in neighborhoods across the city. When temperatures plunge to dangerous, freezing levels — as expected Monday night — crews from UNITY of Greater New Orleans fan […]

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Reflections on a Year of Working at UNITY

Reflections on a Year of Working at UNITY

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Today’s Post is by Cynthia Mitchell, Director of Referral and Shelter Outreach at UNITY Working at UNITY of Greater New Orleans shed a very specific light in my heart and mind on the human price of homelessness and of the need for assistance in being housed. For the most vulnerable people, it is impossible to […]

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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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