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[caption id="attachment_1596" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Many of the people who lived in the camp are extremely ill. UNITY is working to help this man and many others."][/caption] A little over six years ago, as our city was destroyed by flood, most New Orleanians experienced homelessness. Those of...

In south Louisiana, we don’t worry too much about not having enough water. Too much water? Well that is many totally different stories for another day. But not having enough water? That thought rarely even crosses most New Orleanians’ minds… The overpasses and the oaks were...

New Orleans Mission Presents 'Make A Move' Event NEW ORLEANS -- Hundreds of homeless people in New Orleans received free assistance from various providers Wednesday to help them get back on their feet. New Orleans Mission launched "Make A Move," the largest public assistance event for the...

Every day I pass the intersection of Opelousas and Newton. There’s a roof there with a hole carved out the top, shingles tossed to the side. It’s where someone was pulled from the depth of their Katrina hell sequestered in a dark attic waiting for...

I can personally verify Mr. Sullivan’s homelessness going back 13 years. When I first landed in The Crescent City I used to work at a bar on South Peters Street. It was in the Warehouse District before the area became an address or a destination; before...

Technically it’s not homeless; at least not tonight. Instead of steering our blue outreach van toward the abyss of vacant buildings and into the darkened neighborhoods of New Orleans, we head to the neon glow of the West Bank Expressway. Our guy has hollowed out...

Homelessness in New Orleans remains a pervasive crisis in our community.  There are 9,165 persons meeting the HUD definition of homelessness in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish on any given night.  This report provides an in-depth analysis of homelessness in our community, including factors leading...

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