Showing 8 ideas for tag "rent"

Social Security Administration

When relocating "city" offices - send to cheaper "suburb" areas

There are many government offices close to each other in big cities. Move some of them to cheaper locations, for example move an office from the Washington DC area to Manassas where there is plenty of space, cheaper expenses, and is close to public transportation.

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Department of Homeland Security

STOP LEASING PROPERTY AND FACILITIES.

Why do we continue to pay for things that are not ours.

My port is the largest commercial Seaport in the U.S., 50% of the U.S. commercial cargo arrives through LA/LB, yet we lease office space in a building that isn't ours, and we share it with private sector industries where the general population can just come into the building and use the elevators, and walk the halls.

Why isn't it that we don't have our own facility?... more »

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Legislative Branch

Why does the Government RENT SO MANY OFF SITE buildings?

There is so much government land and military facilities (forts, bases, etc.) where land is available to build on, why not build Government buildings on Government property instead of renting?

I know sometimes this is necesary depending on the location, but not always!

I personally know of many off site Government buildings that are being rented, some for many, many years!

In the long run – lots of RENT money wasted.... more »

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Department of Defense

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

Long term... more »

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Legislative Branch

Housing Incentive

Provide an incentive for people to purchase or rent a place to live that is close to work. At many locations, people commute great distances to get to work. Offering the incentive, which could be in the form of a reduced interest loan or one time payout linked to continued occupancy, would encourage people to live closer to where they work. This would reduce pollution and time spent on the road and away from families,... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce Off Post/Camp/Station Office Space

Nearly every town located near any post/camp/station/base has a large number of DoD offices located in civilian/GSA office space.

Rather than paying rents for these properties, all DoD agency offices located within 30 miles of a post/camp/station/base should be required to re-locate to those locations.

Not only would this reduce overhead costs for such off-post facilities, but the security posture of these organizations... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Reduce rent / lease fees by combining Federal facilities

Here in my community, we have Federal offices in several different areas of town - some downtown/midtown/north/south of town. The majority of these offices are rented/leased space. I would like to recommend that Federal services are consolidated into one federally owned facility. Currently there is one available with several offices open and sitting empty. Because 80% of the building is in use, these offices already... more »

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