Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 dollars each month per member, as of Jan. 1. As a result, the Air Force removed requirements to provide renters insurance to military tenants at no cost previously included in privatized housing project. The policy change does not negate current lease obligations to provide renters insurance. The Air Force does not require Airmen to maintain independent rental insurance coverage. For more information on the Air Force's Housing Privatization Program, visit the Air Force Housing website at www.housing.af.mil/home.
For more on BAH, including the latest BAH rates, visit the Military.com BAH section.