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Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)

Currently OHA is a use or lose entitlement. This being said, is an entitled member has an allowance for 1200 Euro (monthly) and only uses 900 Euro, the government keeps the savings with no incentive/reward to member. This system causes members to search out a residence that takes the most advantage of their benefit. This in-turn causes an inflated mark-up of houses on the economy further driving up the cost of OHA. If... more »

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Military family housing

Require military to live on base. Do not offer the option to live off base unless there are extenuating circumstances. There are numerous programs and infrastructure in place on bases that are not used because noone lives on the base to use them. Instead of paying for off-base housing, use what is already sitting unused and available to house military members.

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OCONUS Military housing Optimization

U.S. military personnel currently function under the traditional Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) policy while stationed abroad. This policy is a “Use-or-Lose” policy which does not incentivize those who do not refrain from spending their OHA entitlements to the maximum allotted level. This provides a diminishing “Return On Investment” (ROI) but is the only option to OCONUS personnel. This, in turn, causes unnecessary... more »

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Make DoD Civilain LQA mirrior military entitlements

Currently DoD Civilian LQA is much higher than their Military counterparts of equivalent rank. This is due to the requirement to have DoD fall under Department of State regulations. Let the DoD control what overseas civilians get for LQA and not the Department of State. that way the DoD can operate more efficiently and save money. Currently a GS-9 makes more than a Lt Col does for off-base housing. GS-13 and higher make... more »

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Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)

Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) needs to be refined. As an E-4, I pay $1,600 for an apartment worth around $700 for the local nationals. An O-3 living in the same building I do pays his cap of $2,800 for the exact same apartment. The local national rental agencies charge Americans too much for rent because they know they will get the cap we are allowed to spend... For 6 years overseas, the military could have saved $64,800... more »

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OHA to BAH System for OCONUS

All OHA needs to switch to the BAH system. This would drive the OCONUS housing market to be more competitive, with massive benefits to the Air Force, many benefits to the service members, and even, to a lesser degree, some benefits to the local community. Members have absolutely no incentive for saving the Government money under the OHA system.

Short term estimated savings in Guam alone: $45,000,000+ per year

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