GI Bill

GI Bill

The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible veterans may receive a percentage of tuition, school fees, housing allowance, and stipend for books and supplies. Learn more about eligibility and benefits at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Qualifying student veterans pursuing higher education in New York City may utilize G.I. Bill housing allowances to subsidize the cost of renting an apartment.  It is illegal to discriminate aganst a student veteran wishing to use the G.I. Bill for the purposes of paying for housing. 

The New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) and the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) aim to provide landlords and student veterans with helpful information about legal protections under New York law for tenants seeking to finance their rent with G.I. Bill housing allowances.

For more information, please review this information sheet provided by DVS and CCHR.