Tag: "New Orleans"

Katrina’s Ruins Home to Thousands of Homeless

Katrina’s Ruins Home to Thousands of Homeless

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Cain Burdeau, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The dark blue rescue van pulls up in front of a sad shell of a house, a few blocks from the police station and criminal court. It’s turning into a cold January night. Slipping on gloves, social workers Mike Miller and Katy Quigley head in. “Homeless outreach! […]

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WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

| January 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

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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She's Doing So Well

She’s Doing So Well

| January 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Today’s blog  was written by Emily Downey, Housing Specialist for the UNITY Rebuilding Communities Shelter Plus Care Program. I see joy almost every day. Joy when I pick someone up from the Salvation Army or the street corner, joy when someone buckles their seat belt in my Honda, joy when someone realizes that we’re going […]

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WWLTV: On Freezing Night, Group Works to get Homeless into Shelters

| January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News wwltv.com Posted on January 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM NEW ORLEANS- On a night when temperatures are expected to dip below freezing, Clarence White is on a mission. The UNITY outreach worker canvassed the entire New Orleans area Wednesday, working to get people off the streets, and out of the […]

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The List

The List

| January 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

I never sleep well on these nights. After 13 hours working the streets, an inordinate amount of stale coffee and a lingering sense of doubt, it’s kind of hard to sleep. At three in the morning I start thinking about the list. Every city has one and somebody has to track it. In New Orleans, […]

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The Times-Picayune: Warehouse Deaths are a Wake-Up Call: A Guest Column by Martha Kegel and Mike Miller

The Times-Picayune: Warehouse Deaths are a Wake-Up Call: A Guest Column by Martha Kegel and Mike Miller

| January 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The tragic loss of eight young people, in the most lethal fire in New Orleans in 32 years, focuses attention on the problem of homelessness in abandoned buildings. The eight died last week trying to warm themselves with a fire in a barrel in a dilapidated warehouse. Survival fires started by homeless people of all […]

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The Times-Picayune: Victims of New Orleans Fire were Sheltering in a Death Trap: An Editorial

The Times-Picayune: Victims of New Orleans Fire were Sheltering in a Death Trap: An Editorial

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 6:22 AM Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 6:45 AM By Editorial page staff, The Times-Picayune The fire that killed eight young people who were squatting in an abandoned 9th Ward building early Tuesday morning shows that blight and homelessness are ills that can turn deadly. Two people who survived the […]

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Toll of Eight Lives in 9th Ward Fire is Highest in New Orleans in Decades

Toll of Eight Lives in 9th Ward Fire is Highest in New Orleans in Decades

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 8:05 PM Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 6:52 AM By Laura Maggi, The Times-Picayune New Orleans’ deadliest blaze in decades took the lives of eight squatters who were trying to keep warm by huddling around an open fire in an abandoned 9th Ward building on one of the coldest nights […]

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Eight Homeless Youth Die in New Orleans Fire – What Does it Say About the U.S.?

Eight Homeless Youth Die in New Orleans Fire – What Does it Say About the U.S.?

| December 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Bill Quigley, Legal Director, Center ofr Constitutional Rights, Professor, Loyola New Orleans Posted December 28, 2010, Huffington Post Eight young people, who the Fire Department said were “trying to stay warm,” perished in a raging fire during the night in New Orleans. They were squatting in an abandoned wood framed tin walled warehouse in […]

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UNITY Releases Report on People Still Trapped in Katrina’s Ruins

UNITY Releases Report on People Still Trapped in Katrina’s Ruins

| December 28, 2010 | 3 Comments

August 24, 2010 The Abandoned Buildings Outreach Team of UNITY of Greater New Orleans has released a detailed report of the Team’s findings and recommendations from 18 months of combing the city’s abandoned buildings in search of elderly and disabled survivors of Hurricane Katrina, “Search and Rescue Five Years Later: Saving People Still Trapped in Katrina’s Ruins.”  Thus far, […]

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