Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro

Updated 6/5/21 - From March 2020 through early June 2021, our veteran volunteers worked tirelessly to check in on veterans and family members in need, get aid and information to them, and find ways to assist during a historic time of urgent need. Volunteers gave hundreds of hours of their time to this endeavor. We regret that we must pause this vital program due to limited resources and reduced volunteer capacity. Thank you to everyone who has supported our work! We are in the process of transitioning our current client load to get the help they need. Please see the information below for ways you can connect with help:

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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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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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