Basic Allowance for Housing

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Where to Find Help with Military Housing Issues

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We’ve been talking quite a bit lately about off-base military housing. Today, we’re getting back to the basics and discussing the most important step anyone can take when they’re up against a housing crisis: asking for help. When you start to fall behind on your mortgage, rent or any other financial obligation, it’s important to know where to tu... more

Basic Allowance for Housing Helps You Get A Loan

As an active duty service member, you’re probably aware that you’re eligible for a basic allowance for housing (BAH). But do you know that your BAH can be used to help you get a VA mortgage? Although it’s not specifically designed for mortgages, it’s incredibly helpful for anyone considering buying or refinancing a home by helping to defray the ... more

Advocates Rally to Stop Senate Plan to Cut Military Housing Allowance


Military advocates are rallying to stop a proposal in the U.S. Senate to reduce military housing allowances. The Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which sets policy and spending targets for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, would curb the military's Basic Allowance for Housing, or BAH, for... more

Utility Rebates to Drop for Most Air Force Housing

Senior Airman Dustin Monti and his spouse, Beth, are the first family to move into the newest privatized housing development at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 27, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker/Released)

A change to how average utility use in Air Force privatized housing is calculated will mean that fewer residents will receive a rebate each month, while more could be paying out of pocket for overages. Currently, as many as 80 percent of Air Force housing residents in about 43,000 units receive a utility rebate each month, Air Force officials s... more

Vets Group Criticizes Senate Panel Vote to Curb GI Bill Housing Aid

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A veterans group is criticizing a key Senate veterans committee for voting to curb the GI Bill housing allowance. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on Thursday issued a statement blasting the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee after members approved omnibus legislation that would reduce by 5 percent the Post-9/11 GI Bill housing allo... more

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