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Jill Hezeau / Eyewitness News The numbers are staggering: Officials with the organization UNITY of Greater New Orleans reported the city has one of the highest homeless rates in the country. Since Hurricane Katrina, the number of people homeless in Orleans and Jefferson parishes has increased by...

New Orleans - Some major progress when it comes to getting a hold on the homeless crisis in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. Numbers released this morning by the organization, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, show the area is making headway tackling the post Katrina epidemic. Since the organization...

It’s the most physically demanding, mentally challenging and exhausting kind of social work there is. While the greatest occupational hazards of a lot of my colleagues are the occasional paper cut or the draining hum of overhead florescent lighting, I managed to stab my foot...

I’ve got a headache. It all started with a conversation through the threadbare screen door of an abandoned house. A week ago myself and Clarence scampered over a chain-link fence, trail blazed through an overgrown side yard, pushed open a crumbling back door falling off the...

In 2010, the UNITY collaborative of 63 organizations provided housing and/or services to 21,585 homeless persons in New Orleans and Jeffreson Parish, more than double the number of clients served annually prior to Hurricane Katrina.  To learn more about homelessness in New Orleans as well...

By: Zoe Sullivan, Contributing Writer Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 11:43 am For two days, UNITY of Greater New Orleans sent out volunteers to different sites around the city and Jefferson Parish to count the number of homeless people. Martha Kegel, the Executive Director of UNITY, says...

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 Cain Burdeau, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The dark blue rescue van pulls up in front of a sad shell of a house, a few blocks from the police station and criminal court. It's turning into a cold January night. Slipping on gloves, social workers Mike...