United North East Community

Development Corporation

United Northeast Community Development Corporation – also affectionately known as “UNEC”, was created in 1995 by eastside residents business leaders and community stakeholders as a response to issues affecting families caused by rising unemployment and a deteriorating housing market.

UNEC’s mission is to create a better community. We accomplish this purpose by being a catalyst for resources to improve housing, maintain and grow our business community and empowering community members to create effective change.

Since 1995, UNEC has:

  • Provided more than $3mm in homeowner repairs to the community;
  • Developed or partnered to create over $60 mm in safe and affordable multi-family and senior apartments and housing opportunities;
  • Provided job training to over 100 individuals through a partnership with ABC Builders;
  • Partnered with the Meadows Community Foundation to revitalize the former Meadows community – (over $70 mm thus far invested) which includes recruiting world-class schools, the Avondale Meadows YMCA, a FQHC – HealthNet North East, and pursuing many more projects to enhance the quality of life for neighbors on Indy’s eastside.

UNEC’s movement – the staff and board of directors believe that empowering our community, while leveraging resources to create a better neighborhood will enhance our area and raise employment reduce crime, welcome more families back to the neighborhood, create outdoor amenities for all to enjoy, better access to transportation and attract more businesses. Our mission is to make the eastside a more livable, walkable, habitable, rewarding community. Will you join us!