#WeSeeYouKSHB: Urban Neighborhood Initiative helps community through COVID-19 pandemic

As we adjust to the ever-changing nature given the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted our efforts as well. As reported on NBC Action News, prior to the pandemic, our tasks included general community clean ups, minor home repairs and connecting neighbors. Now, our efforts are focused on helping elderly and home-bound residents grocery shop, pick up prescriptions and whatever else we can do to help the most vulnerable stay safe at home.

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Kansas City Black Leaders Say COVID-19 Disparities Reflect Deep Inequities

The Coronavirus is infecting black people at disproportionately high rates. The stark contrasts in underlying chronic conditions and lack of health insurance compared to white Americans make getting COVID-19 even more deadly for the black community. KCUR interviewed UNI’s President & CEO Dianne Cleaver in this story about how the pandemic is magnifying existing inequalities and underlying problems that our community needs to address.

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UNI Receives Grant From H&R Block to “Make Every Block Better”

We’re grateful for H&R Block’s commitment to making our hometown better. The company recently announced plans to invest in programs nationwide that support neighborhood revitalization, starting with their investment in our Urban Neighborhood Initiative.

They are joining with us to improve social connections and make needed home repairs in our 10 Kansas City neighborhoods through their program called, “Make Every Block Better.” UNI received a multi-year grant from H&R Block to help fund and host community-building events that promote meaningful connections among residents. Additionally, the grant will fund home repairs throughout our 10-neighborhood area in the urban heart of the city.

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