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Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 6:00 AM [caption id="attachment_963" align="alignleft" width="553" caption="John McCusker, The Times-Picayune. Carrie Morgan-Handy spent three years living in this house on Laussat Place, without electricity or reliable plumbing, before being discovered by UNITY of Greater New Orleans"][/caption] Carrie Morgan Handy,...

By Seth Fiegerman, Mainstreet.com August 23, 2010 It took Charles King and his family just a couple of hours to leave their house in New Orleans on Aug. 27, 2005, but they have been struggling for five years since then to find home again. It was two days...

“The door is open!” I didn’t understand what she was saying until I looked at the front door of the house and saw it resting two-feet wide. Did we walk out of the house and leave the front door open? That doesn’t sound right, not with...

Outreach workers are still combing abandoned buildings and the broken streets of New Orleans for the most vulnerable victims of Hurricane Katrina, five years after the levees broke. Almost every night, UNITY's street-outreach workers comb abandoned buildings and streets of New Orleans, rescuing the...

When outreach workers first met Grace Bailey, she couldn’t talk to them, but her vulnerabilities were clear. Grace had just had surgery to repair her face and jaw after a severe beating on the abandoned streets of an abandoned neighborhood. It was obvious to the...

At 71 years-old, Mr. Hammond looks forward to his twilight years by indulging his gardening addiction. While most people his age are pushing around walkers or leaning on canes, Mr. Hammond can be found behind a tiller or maneuvering a weed whacker through his impressive...

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