Urban Neighborhood Initiative

Urban Neighborhood Initiative


Community or Economic DevelopmentBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member

About Us

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative is a community development corporation that serves residents in the urban core of Kansas City. We believe in strengthening communities through building quality mixed-income housing, serving as a connection to resources, presenting STEAM-based educational experiences for youth, and providing space for community organizations to meet and connect.

UNI evolved as one of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s “Big 5” initiatives and from work of United Way of Greater Kansas City, becoming an independent 501c3 in 2012 and established as a Community Development Corporation (CDC) in 2016.


  • Nonprofit
  • Heart of the City
  • Urban Core