Steve Stern strongly believes that when a soldier goes off to protect the ground we stand on it is unacceptable that he or she should have to come home to sleep on it. He introduced and passed the “Housing Our Homeless Heroes Act,” critical legislation to end veteran’s homelessness and ensure that our veterans and their families have a place to call home. His legislative initiative has not only served as a model for other jurisdictions, but was also cited as an important factor in achieving an “effective end” to veteran’s homelessness on Long Island.

Stern is also the author of the “Protect Our Fallen Heroes Act” which protects military funerals from reprehensible and disrespectful protests upon families grieving the loss of their loved ones to ensure respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.