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[caption id="attachment_1190" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Dr. Chan Crawford"][/caption] Today’s blog is by Dr. Chandra Crawford, UNITY’s director of public policy. “Go back home--we don’t want you here!” “Why would you associate yourself with such trash?” And my favorite, “You must have received your degrees from the backwoods of...

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE • September 2010 While progress has been made, New Orleans still suffers from a lack of affordable housing BY DONNA KIMURA NEW ORLEANS—A few bare walls and broken doors separate Mike Miller from the unknown. “Hey guys, you home?” he calls out while standing outside a...

“Hey UNITY, I’m waiting for you!!!” These are the words shouted from the front porch of a shotgun double in Central City as we drove past in the van this afternoon.  The man shouting them yells them nearly verbatim whenever he sees us.  We’ve met him...

Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 7:00 AM Bruce Eggler, The Times-Picayune A plan to convert an abandoned Esplanade Avenue nursing home into a 40-unit apartment complex for low-income and disabled homeless tenants got a green light Thursday from the New Orleans City Council, but the developers still...

Esplanade Ridge Residents Worry About Odyssey House POSTED: 4:34 pm CDT September 16, 2010 NEW ORLEANS -- The City Council approved a plan Thursday for an apartment complex for the homeless to move forward, but neighbors in the Esplanade Ridge community said the fight is far from...

by Katie Moore / Eyewitness News wwltv.com Posted on September 15, 2010 at 6:13 PM NEW ORLEANS -- A program in New Orleans funded by a federal stimulus grant that's supposed to get the homeless off the streets has left at least 65 landlords without rent payments for...