Urban Pathways Opens Independent Housing Named After Former Board Member Howard Amron

 Howard Amron's widow, Joan Amron cuts the ribbon for the Howard Amron House with Council Ben Kallos, Urban Pathways CEO Fred Shack, family and board members looking on.  

Howard Amron's widow, Joan Amron cuts the ribbon for the Howard Amron House with Council Ben Kallos, Urban Pathways CEO Fred Shack, family and board members looking on.  

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Urban Pathways hosted an open house in celebration of their newly constructed residence, the Howard Amron House on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The 11-unit building, and the 11th supportive housing facility operated by Urban Pathways, will be home to formerly homeless individuals living at the highest level of independence. The Howard Amron House will offer tenants supportive services including case management, as well as individualized services to maximize independence, and wellness self-management.

Extell Development Company is proud to have developed the property for Urban Pathways. The 7-story building is comprised of 100% permanently affordable supportive housing units. All 11 apartments are private and come fully furnished complete with full kitchens, cookware and tableware, and bed and bath linens.

Frederick Shack, Chief Executive Officer of Urban Pathways expressed “These units were created for formerly homeless individuals who no longer need onsite services and who have demonstrated their ability to live independently. Howard Amron’s legacy of being an advocate for those less fortunate is embodied in the building that now holds his name.”

Named in memory of former Board of Directors Member and Officer Howard C. Amron for his nearly 20 years of service to Urban Pathways; President Emeritus, and friend, Gerry Blume reflected, “I am honored to be here to remember Howard, and I know that, given the kind of man he was, he would say that there is no better way to acknowledge him than to do so by helping others.”

Urban Pathways has identified all tenants and expects the Howard Amron House to be fully occupied by the end of June 2018. If you are interested in furnishing an apartment for a tenant, click here

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,500 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org. Donate