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Homeless Resource Directory

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

   

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Homelessness in New Orleans: The Big Picture

Homelessness in New Orleans: The Big Picture

| July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Homelessness in New Orleans remains a pervasive crisis in our community.  There are 9,165 persons meeting the HUD definition of homelessness in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish on any given night.  This report provides an in-depth analysis of homelessness in our community, including factors leading to increased homelessness, current efforts aimed at reducing and ending […]

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The Times-Picayune: Bigger Jails Don't Mean Safer Cities: A Guest Column by Byron Harrell

The Times-Picayune: Bigger Jails Don’t Mean Safer Cities: A Guest Column by Byron Harrell

| September 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 6:03 PM Contributing Op-Ed columnist In the very near future, the New Orleans City Council will be asked to consider the construction of a very large parish prison. I believe that everyone involved in this discussion is acting in good faith and truly seeks a safer New Orleans for all […]

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Five Years After Katrina: Reaching Out in New Orleans

Five Years After Katrina: Reaching Out in New Orleans

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Shamus Rohn August 24, 2010  Max is crying today. Only five nights ago, we met Max in an abandoned house in the Mid City neighborhood of New Orleans. The house has not been touched since flooding from Hurricane Katrina as evidenced by the water marks and mold on the un-gutted walls. Max is 42, […]

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I Hope it Rains

| July 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

When your job requires you to keep your shoes dirty, avoid florescent lighting and develop a nascent tolerance for mosquitoes and cockroaches, you pay a lot of attention to the weather. This week New Orleans has been sucker punched with the outer rain bands from the first hurricane of the 2010 season. Hurricane Alex is […]

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