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....

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