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[caption id="attachment_1447" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A team of four housing nonprofit groups wants to turn the former Bethany Home nursing home at 2535 Esplanade Ave. into apartments for 40 formerly homeless and low-income tenants."][/caption] Published: Monday, June 06, 2011, 8:00 AM By Stephen Babcock, The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune Despite...

Jill Hezeau / Eyewitness News The numbers are staggering: Officials with the organization UNITY of Greater New Orleans reported the city has one of the highest homeless rates in the country. Since Hurricane Katrina, the number of people homeless in Orleans and Jefferson parishes has increased by...

New Orleans - Some major progress when it comes to getting a hold on the homeless crisis in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. Numbers released this morning by the organization, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, show the area is making headway tackling the post Katrina epidemic. Since the organization...

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...

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...

In 2010, the UNITY collaborative of 63 organizations provided housing and/or services to 21,585 homeless persons in New Orleans and Jeffreson Parish, more than double the number of clients served annually prior to Hurricane Katrina.  To learn more about homelessness in New Orleans as well...