From the Daily News:
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would jump to the head of waiting lists for scarce middle-class housing, if the City Council gets its way.
Now, preference for so-called Mitchell-Lama housing is given only to veterans of conflicts through the Vietnam War.
Newer vets are not getting the same benefit, said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan).
Quinn and other sponsors said yesterday they hope to pass a resolution requesting the state pass a law giving modern-era vets the same housing perk.