NRP Recognized by the United Nations for Improving Quality of Life
On June 8, 2000, the United Nations (UN) Centre for Human Settlements placed the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program on its elite Global 100 Best Practices List.

Best Practices are initiatives that have made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of life in cities and communities around the world. This year more than 750 organizations representing 110 countries were considered for the Best Practices Awards.

In a letter to the NRP, United Nations representative Bill Kagai wrote: "The commitment and willingness of people and their communities to share experiences is tangible evidence of the usefulness and validity of the best practices approach as a means of promoting the exchange and transfer of knowledge, expertise and experience in an increasingly interdependent and democratizing world."

The NRP’s submission to the United Nations included highlights of an extremely successful effort by Stevens Square neighborhood residents to address the issue of affordable housing by teaming with private property owners to renovate and rehabilitate 618 units in 23 low-income apartment buildings.

The NRP was one of only three programs from the United States to be recognized by the United Nations.
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