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July 4, 2010
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UNITY moved in with Katrina and it has done more damage to New Orleans than 10 Katrinas could do. It soon partnered with Common Ground and Gulf Coast Housing Partnership. These three organizations have "profited" by growing their organizations in the distressed, disorganized state New Orleans was in after Katrina. They are gradually turning my once peaceful working-class neighborhood into a skid row. They suck up tax dollars and place addicts, alcoholics and the chronically homeless (a quarter of which have criminal records) unsupervised into my neighborhood. UNITY/Common Ground's latest scheme is to place 42 of their socially problamatic clients into a building that was donated to them by Gulf Coast Housing Partnership who reportedly got a $2.5 million tax break for the donation. This building is across the street from a historic high school in a neighborhood that is fighting to preserve itself. UNITY is unwanted in every neighborhood they enter and the neighborhoods let them know it. Our protests fall on deaf ears because UNITY/Common Ground is focused on increasing the number of people it can hire and pay. UNITY has bought up Google and if you google "UNITY of New Orleans" all you will see is UNITY praising UNITY. This group is a sham and has our tax dollars to use to ruin our residential neighborhoods. By the time UNITY/Common Ground are exposed, no law-bidding people will be left in my neighborhood.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

New Orleans

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Defund it entirelly. UNITY is a jobs program for UNITY staff and has no altruistic purpose whatever.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Cold blooded, insincere and determined to ignore the public good in their quest to grow their organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Ruin an entire city.

Ways to make it better...

UNITY weren't recruiting socially maladapted persons, junkies and alcoholics to house in my neighborhood, near my schools.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

None. They are untouchable. They purport to "help the homeless". They only help themselves.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Do not let UNITY into your neighborhood and investigate fully anyone you fund. UNITY has exploited donors with slick tactics. I doubt any of them have ever actually seen UNITY in action or have talked to any residents of the neighborhoods UNITY slums out

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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