Stronger Communities, Together

Since 1919 we’ve been supporting New York’s settlement houses, helping them create vibrant neighborhoods, and giving a voice to New Yorkers.


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About UNH

Helping build strong New York Neighborhoods
for 100 years...and counting

42

Member organizations

680 +

Sites across New York

765k +

People served yearly
United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is a policy and social change organization representing 42 neighborhood settlement houses that serve 765,000 New Yorkers from all walks of life.

Now in our 100th year, UNH is stewarding a new era for New York’s settlement house movement. We mobilize our members and their communities to advocate for good public policies locally and statewide and we promote strong organizations and practices that keep neighborhoods resilient and thriving for all New Yorkers.

What we do

UNH leads advocacy and partners with our members on a broad range of issues including civic and community engagement, neighborhood affordability, healthy aging, early childhood education, adult literacy, and youth development.

We also provide customized professional development and peer learning to build the skills and leadership capabilities of settlement house staff at all levels.

Our Members

Settlement houses are neighborhood-based social organizations

UNH leads advocacy and partners with our members on a broad range of issues including civic and community engagement, neighborhood affordability, healthy aging, early childhood education, adult literacy, and youth development. We also provide customized professional development and peer learning to build the skills and leadership capabilities of settlement house staff at all levels.

Our members, embedded in their neighborhoods, act as community hubs, building connections that bridge generations, cultures, races and socio-economic statuses.

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UNH strengthens neighborhoods by mobilizing settlement houses and their communities to advocate for policies, funding, and practices that help create a stronger, more vibrant New York City.

We greatly value our supporters—whether they’re making a donation, volunteering, lending their voice at a rally, or simply sharing our updates online. We invite you to support UNH become one yourself and help us carry out our mission.

Explore the Get Involved page to learn about how you can take advantage of the many opportunities to take action with UNH.

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