Tag: "recovery"

Homeless People Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

Homeless People Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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A Home for Every New Orleanian -- A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness Since Hurricane Katrina

A Home for Every New Orleanian — A Report on Progress Toward Ending Homelessness Since Hurricane Katrina

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 Orleanian

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This is Andrew Jackson - a War Hero

This is Andrew Jackson – a War Hero

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

He’s not the same man whose statue is in Jackson Square for saving New Orleans in the War of 1812. He fought in a more recent war. And he didnt move into the White House. He moved into homelessness. This Andrew Jackson was honorably discharged as an Army Private after Vietnam. He was awarded four […]

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The Roof with a Hole Carved out the Top

The Roof with a Hole Carved out the Top

| August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every day I pass the intersection of Opelousas and Newton. There’s a roof there with a hole carved out the top, shingles tossed to the side. It’s where someone was pulled from the depth of their Katrina hell sequestered in a dark attic waiting for their liberation as the flood waters rose to take their […]

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TIME: Abandoned but Not Uninhabited: The Blighted Homes of New Orleans

TIME: Abandoned but Not Uninhabited: The Blighted Homes of New Orleans

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Jesse Hardman / New Orleans Monday, June 06, 2011 “Don’t throw up now,” Mike King says as he begins to remove his right foot from a plastic bag. What “started off with a little spot,” King says, is now a full-blown infection that has caused his foot to grow to twice its normal size. […]

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The Times-Picayune: Homeless Population in New Orleans Rises 70 Percent since Hurricane Katrina

The Times-Picayune: Homeless Population in New Orleans Rises 70 Percent since Hurricane Katrina

| June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Published: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 9:45 PM By Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune The homeless population in Orleans and Jefferson parishes stands at 9,200, 70 percent higher than before Hurricane Katrina, with the largest share of people living in abandoned buildings, according to counts and estimates released Thursday by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a collaborative […]

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

| December 28, 2010 | 0 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 […]

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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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