Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro

Updated 6/8/20 - Since mid-March, veteran volunteers and NYC Veterans Alliance staff have been helping veterans and their families with the realities they're facing during this pandemic. Whether it's an emergency hotel stay when housing programs fail, or nutritious groceries when they're too expensive or unavailable, or help with overdue essential bills, or just a knowledgeable, friendly fellow veteran to check in with -- we want to be there for you. Please let us know what you need by filling out our Veterans Mutual Aid Request Form:

You can also call us at 929-265-4549. You've asked us questions--and we want to help with answers. Here's the latest updated information:

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Property Tax Exemption

 

We're proud to be the leading voice for tax relief for NYC veteran homeowners in focus groups, hearings, and ongoing advocacy. The expansion of the Alternative and Eligible Funds tax exemptions for veteran homeowners took effect in 2018, and we continue to advocate for passage of the Cold War exemption for veterans and improved outreach by city agencies to help veteran homeowners better understand their exemptions and the property taxes they owe.

Below is an "explainer" on the latest as of February 2020:

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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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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 our top-visited webpage! We've updated resources listed here as of March 2020. 

NEW: Need help in NYC with housing, food, money, or work? Go to ACCESS NYC for a quick screening for more than 30 programs that you and your family may be eligible for.

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