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by Lesley Simpson / Eyewitness News Posted on January 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM The homeless situation in New Orleans appears to be a growing challenge, with more people on the streets and limited spaces in local shelters to accommodate them. The issue becomes a special concern on...

Today's blog  was written by Emily Downey, Housing Specialist for the UNITY Rebuilding Communities Shelter Plus Care Program. I see joy almost every day. Joy when I pick someone up from the Salvation Army or the street corner, joy when someone buckles their seat belt in...

I never sleep well on these nights. After 13 hours working the streets, an inordinate amount of stale coffee and a lingering sense of doubt, it’s kind of hard to sleep. At three in the morning I start thinking about the list. Every city has...

[caption id="attachment_528" align="alignleft" width="550"] Clarence White III, Katy Quigley, Mike Miller, Shamus Rohn[/caption] August 24, 2010 The Abandoned Buildings Outreach Team of UNITY of Greater New Orleans has released a detailed report of the Team’s findings and recommendations from 18 months of combing the city’s abandoned buildings in search of elderly...

December 28, 2010 In the city's deadliest blaze in decades, a fire in an abandoned building in the 9th Ward overnight killed 8 people, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. It is believed that the death toll in the fire is the largest since the Upstairs...