Purpose Built Communities
Comprehensive approaches are required to build vibrant communities. UNI is in the early stages of implementing a Purpose Built Communities program that addresses all three UNI goal areas. Based on the successful Eastlake Foundation Program in Atlanta, the model brings quality mixed income housing to an identified area to reduce concentrations of poverty. The housing is paired with establishment of a high-quality cradle to college education continuum with local control, community wellness services and a “backbone organization” to ensure implementation and coordination of components. UNI serves in this capacity.