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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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Mr. Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan

| August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

I can personally verify Mr. Sullivan’s homelessness going back 13 years. When I first landed in The Crescent City I used to work at a bar on South Peters Street. It was in the Warehouse District before the area became an address or a destination; before the condos, boutique hotels and art galleries. Back in […]

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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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Sleep

Sleep

| May 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s the most physically demanding, mentally challenging and exhausting kind of social work there is. While the greatest occupational hazards of a lot of my colleagues are the occasional paper cut or the draining hum of overhead florescent lighting, I managed to stab my foot with a rusty roofing nail last week. It was stupid. […]

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Fig and Eagle

Fig and Eagle

| April 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve got a headache. It all started with a conversation through the threadbare screen door of an abandoned house. A week ago myself and Clarence scampered over a chain-link fence, trail blazed through an overgrown side yard, pushed open a crumbling back door falling off the hinges, danced across rotted floorboards and illuminated the well-established […]

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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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WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

| January 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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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 | 0 Comments

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: 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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