Recent News

From The Advocate, Annette Sisco's column about giving to the UNITY warehouse. And it's worth re-posting Eva Barkoff's beautiful Advocate piece from last month about the warehouse. Read it here. To donated new or gently used household goods (no clothing, please), call Joe Heeren-Mueller at (504) 483.9300. The...

  UNITY's Laniker Hunter and Brandi Gaines-Girard hand out blankets and ferry homeless people to shelters, on a recent freeze night as reported on WWL TV by Monica Hernandez: Watch it here, as UNITY takes to the streets.  ...

The Times-Picayune Thanksgiving editorial included several groups that, editors said, work to make New Orleans a better place. UNITY was honored to be included -- read the editorial here. [caption id="attachment_2062" align="alignleft" width="512"] New Orleans Saints Players Turkey Giveaway, one of the events making New Orleans better.[/caption]...

Sweet Baton Rouge Advocate story today by Danny Monteverde, about Dionne Webb, a low-income working tenant at The Rosa F. Keller Building who pays $518 in rent -- what about half of the city's apartments charged before Katrina, but now a rarity.  UNITY is following...

Here are three new funding opportunities for agencies interested in ending homelessness for people in New Orleans: RFP for the Coming Home PSH Bonus Project 11.26.12 RFP for Rapid Rehousing for Chronically Homeless (2).docx 11.26.12 RFP for Finally Home PSH Project 11-26-12e.docx recaptured funds    ...

Three stories about this scam, on WWL TV (above) and in the Advocate and on Nola.com/Times-Picayune. The men coax homeless people with IDs to "return" items to retail stores, sell "found" copper to recycling agencies and cash bad business checks at banks....

Because of donated beds from the nonprofit A Good Night Sleep, dozens of formerly homeless will sleep well tonight in their new apartments, which shelter them but have scarce furnishings. The story, reported by Sula Kim from WDSU-TV. ...

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