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Since 2015, NYC Veterans Alliance has served veterans & their families as a member-driven, grassroots policy advocacy and community-building organization.

We welcome you to learn more about our successes in connecting, advocating for, and empowering our community to make change as civic leaders. Everyone is welcome to join our ranks as active, contributing members. We also welcome any support for our work, large or small.


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    Half-Price Metrocards for Student Veterans

    At last! The Fair Fares program will soon be extended to include qualifying student veterans, to finally fulfill a promise included in the NYC budget announced in June 2018. The measure was originally mandated to go into effect on January 1, 2019, to provide half-price MetroCards for more than 12,000 veterans enrolled in NYC colleges. Following months of delay, we have learned from the city that this will at last be implemented as follows: 
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    Write Your Rep: Pass H.R. 1925!

    We're halfway to the support needed for passage! H.R. 1925 is a bipartisan bill proposing to name the Manhattan VA Hospital in honor of Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin, who was the first woman paid and pensioned by the United States military for her service and wounds in combat. New Yorkers need the full support of our state’s Congressional delegation to name the Manhattan VA hospital in honor of Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin. This legislation will: Designate the first VA hospital campus named in honor of a woman veteran Honor the nation’s first woman veteran recognized and pensioned by the U.S. military for her wounds in combat in 1776 Commemorate Manhattan’s Battle of Fort Washington, where Margaret Corbin made the Continental Army’s final stand before falling to near-fatal wounds Signal the VA’s recognition of women’s service and sacrifice as members of the U.S. Armed forces since 1776 Increase VA access for women veterans, a rapidly growing yet underserved population, by recognizing and welcoming them
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    Affordable Apartment Primer

    Affordable housing is a top priority for our NYC veterans community, and we get frequent questions from veterans who need help with navigating NYC’s rental market. Below is information intended to inform our community and assist them with improving their situation; this list is not exhaustive. Note: Thanks for making this one of our top-visited webpages! We've updated resources listed here as of November 2019. 
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