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.
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New Orleans -- On the day New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and UNITY of Greater New Orleans announced a 10-year plan to end homelessness, 25-year-old mother of three small children Trineshea Melton said she...
Two in the afternoon, 38 degrees and a blustery southern wind pushed Katy and I to play a little cleanup. A brutal winter by New Orleans standards forced the Abandoned Building team out of our normal routine of searching dilapidated houses and into the emergency...
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...
by Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News
Posted on January 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS- On a night when temperatures are expected to dip below freezing, Clarence White is on a mission.
The UNITY outreach worker canvassed the entire New Orleans area Wednesday, working to get people off...
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...
Reported by: Sabrina Wilson, Reporter
Last Update: 1/10 6:43 pm
New Orleans - The wintry forecast for the rest of the week has some people in the city nervous about the possibility of more fires being ignited by squatters.
Those concerns are fueled by a fire which...
by Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News
Posted on December 13, 2010 at 10:16 PM
Updated Monday, Dec 13 at 10:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- It's a rescue effort in neighborhoods across the city.
When temperatures plunge to dangerous, freezing levels -- as expected Monday night -- crews from UNITY...