Headquartered in New York City, Urban American Management is a premier multifamily housing provider that offers housing options within the New York metropolitan region. Urban American Management supports several nonprofit endeavors, including Team Rubicon.
Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon came about when U.S. Marines William McNulty and Jacob Wood saw firsthand a need to unite skills and experiences of first responders alongside military veterans. The two Marines went to help Haitians after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit, and they worked closely with six other veterans and first responders to gather funds and medical supplies for those affected. Since it began, Team Rubicon has turned into the only nonprofit disaster response organization to use the skills of military veterans to support affected communities.
In June 2016, Team Rubicon announced that Nancy Dubuc has joined its board of directors. Ms. Dubuc, who is the president and chief executive officer of A&E Networks, has supported veterans through partnerships, programs, and outreach initiatives on behalf of A&E Networks. Since 2012, A&E Networks has partnered with Team Rubicon and highlighted the organization’s mission across all its media platforms.
Urban American Management owns and manages residential and workforce real estate throughout New York City. Dedicated to supporting military veterans, Urban American Management offers significant housing discounts for veterans who are returning from deployment to the New York metro area. The company’s Veterans Housing Initiative has provided high-quality housing options to America’s returning veterans at an affordable price.
With veterans serving on its senior management team, Urban American has taken part in several other services that honor veterans in addition to the Veterans Housing Initiative. Through another program called Reticle, the company has featured art made by veterans in its Brooklyn properties, highlighting the artistic talent found in the military. It has also sponsored the annual the Jimmy’s Run Memorial 5k, hosted by Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, Inc., a nonprofit that raises funds for families of service members who have been disabled or killed.
The company focuses on creating a community-friendly approach to its engagement with veterans and seeks to make New York the most welcoming home possible for them.
Enhancing communities in the New York metropolitan area, Urban American Management offers affordable housing and creates quality neighborhoods. In 2012, Urban American Management created the Veterans Housing Initiative (VHI) to help veterans returning from deployments easily integrate back into civilian life by providing affordable housing options. The program gives veterans significant discounts, including free rent for the first month and waiving security deposits for veterans going back to school.
According to veteransinc.com, the U.S. had approximately 22.5 million veterans in 2014. Of that number, more than 529,000 veterans find themselves homeless at some point in a year. After Vietnam, more veterans ended up homeless than the number that died in the war. Veterans are at greater risk of becoming homeless than other Americans because of the possibility of mental or physical issues after their deployments, particularly because they often come back to find a lack of resources and weak support systems for veterans.
Urban American Management renovates apartments and improves landscaping, all while enhancing the lives of residents and improving the New York metropolitan area. Dedicated to helping others, Urban American Management believes in giving back, and regularly supports several charitable organizations, one of which is Team Rubicon.
Established in response to the Haitian earthquake, which occurred in mid-January 2010, Team Rubicon was the brainchild of two Marines who wanted to make a difference. Jake Wood and William McNulty, along with six veterans and two first-responders, secured funds and supplies to begin their trek to Haiti. Since its inception, the nonprofit has grown from eight to 16,000 members with more than 65 operations.
Today, Team Rubicon unites military veterans with first-responders and sends them out to deal with emergency situations. In August 2014, Operation Hudson Hawk was launched to respond to flash flooding following a storm in Albany, New York. Volunteers from Team Rubicon removed debris and muck, and cleaned basements, businesses, and cars, all of which sustained water damage due to the flooding.