Tag: "New Orleans"

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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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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