homeless Tag

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...

"Unity, Covenant House and other nonprofit agencies are doing what they can: providing shelter, getting as many people as possible into permanent housing, checking on isolated homeless people spread across the city. But they need more resources," says a Times-Picayune opinion piece focused on the...

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....

Because of donated beds from the nonprofit A Good Night Sleep, dozens of formerly homeless will sleep well tonight in their new apartments, which shelter them but have scarce furnishings. The story, reported by Sula Kim from WDSU-TV. ...

Today’s blog is by UNITY outreach worker Demetra Phoenix. The day started as any other work day would. I went to an outreach meeting first thing in the morning.  On the agenda was the weekly discussion of how to get into housing those homeless people we...

Two years ago, New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, via the UNITY network of homeless service organizations, joined the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a national campaign to house 100,000 of the most vulnerable homeless persons in America by 2014.  The 100,000 Homes Campaign is being spearheaded by...