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Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs

Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs

  • City Set to Hit Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness, Though Challenges Remain

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    Mayor de Blasio at the Veterans Day parade (photo via the mayor's office)


    City officials said Thursday that New York is on course to house all of its homeless veterans by the end of this year. At a City Council hearing held by the general welfare and veterans committees, de Blasio administration representatives said they would meet a previous promise to find housing for all military veterans without.

    "When Mayor de Blasio first took office in January 2014, there were over 1,600 homeless men and women who served our country in our shelters or in

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  • First Report Under New Law Will Give Key Data to Coming Veterans Department

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    Tuesday's celebratory press conference (photo: @nylag)


    On the eve of Veterans Day, the City Council passed a much-celebrated bill to create a new Department of Veterans Services, which will replace the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs in serving New York City’s large military veteran population. While the new department will still be under the mayor’s administration, it will now have access to more resources and be the subject of

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  • City's Veterans Community Meets to Assess Policy, Build Cohesion

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    From Tuesday's event (photo: NYC Veterans Alliance via Facebook)


    A steady stream of hands shot in the air as the speaker asked audience members to indicate if they had served their country, beginning with Vietnam and ending post-9/11.

    At a forum on New York City Veterans Policy Tuesday night, hosted by the New York City Veterans Alliance, veterans and veteran advocates of diverse ages and backgrounds gathered to discuss

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  • Mayor & Council Announce $78.5B Fiscal 2016 Budget Deal

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    Mayor & Speaker announce budget (photo: William Alatriste)


    A little after 10 p.m. Monday night and more than a week before deadline, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that they had reached a deal on a balanced fiscal year 2016 city budget. The $78.5 billion budget is for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and includes additional spending from the mayor's Executive Budget, released in May, for several Council priorities - including the hiring of 1,297 new NYPD officers.

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