Understanding the Importance of Housing for Veterans

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As a property management company, Urban American Management works to improve communities in the New York area. In addition to emphasizing aesthetics and quality, Urban American Management provides residents with attentive customer service and property maintenance. The company also provides discounts for returning veterans who need affordable housing.

There are many homeless veterans in the Unites States. Most are single males from poor communities. However, the number of homeless female veterans has increased significantly since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, male and female veterans between the ages of 18 and 30 are twice as likely as non-veterans to be homeless.

One reason many veterans are homeless is due to poor living conditions in substandard housing. Over a million veterans are at risk of becoming homeless, especially since many of them are paying over 50 percent of their income to rent, living alone, and/or not able to work.

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The Importance of Workforce Housing

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Urban American Management
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Urban American Management owns and manages real estate properties in the New York metropolitan area. One type of property Urban American Management manages is workforce housing, which makes it more affordable for people to live near where they work.

It is important for workers to be able to live near their jobs, especially when these workers benefit the local economy. However, in urban areas and near companies that offer ample employment, land and development costs are high. Therefore, high rent often makes it difficult for middle-class families to live where they work. Affordable workforce housing makes it possible for families to live in high-cost metropolitan areas.

High costs of living in urban and employment areas force people to live farther away from their workplaces, increasing their commuting times and costs. In addition to a strengthened economy, affordable workplace housing lowers commute time, eases traffic congestion, and helps to make neighborhoods more diverse.

Young Professionals Committee Raises Money for Storefront Academy

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Storefront Academy Harlem
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New York City property management company Urban American Management has operated and revitalized thousands of apartment units since 1997. Urban American Management offers charitable support to Storefront Academy Harlem, a private school in Manhattan.

The primary goal of Storefront Academy Harlem is to educate students in preschool through eighth grade by offering smaller class sizes and an ideal student-teacher ratio. To raise money for the tuition-free school, Storefront Academy runs a volunteer program called the Young Professionals Committee (YPC). YPC members must be between the ages of 21 and 40 and are expected to organize fundraising events, host quarterly meetings, and promote Storefront Academy at work and other locations.

Advantages of joining the YPC include receiving opportunities for professional networking and gaining insight into how nonprofit organizations function. YPC members also receive special recognition at events and fundraisers.

For more information on how to get involved with the YPC, go to www.StorefrontAcademy.org.