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Financing Your Education
Housing for Student Veterans
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 against a student veteran wishing to use the GI Bill to pay for housing. To provide more information to landlords and housing managers, please download this joint letter from DVS and the Department of Social Services (DSS).
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
The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) has issued a report detailing the predatory practices used by for-profit schools to target student veterans. Below are some valuable takeaways from the report:
"Veterans on Campus-NYC" Initiatve
Veterans on Campus-NYC is a collaboration between DVS, our corporate partners, and NYC colleges and universities. Our objectives are: