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Department of Defense

SAVE MILLIONS PER YEAR BY ELIMINATING WASTED BAH!

There are over 30K mil couples (one mil member married to another) on active duty in the USAF. Both spouses are receiving untaxed Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). One of the member’s is receiving BAH at the “single” rate (i.e. they have a spouse and/or child) rate, while the other is also receiving BAH at the “single” rate. This is obviously necessary, if they are stationed in separate locations. However, if they are... 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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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Why Pay Privatized Housing Different BAH rates for Same House

Why on earther would we allow a privatized housing company to receive full BAH entitlements from different ranked service members who make wide range of BAH entitlements when the service members are living in the exact same floor plan and dwelling? Why should we pay a company so much more overhead say from an Officers BAH rae when they are living in a dwelling that a mid enlisted service member is living in. If the... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Pro Rate Privatized Housing Based on Quality

Instead of Privatized Housing offices getting a Service Members full BAH allowance, prior to this all available housing should be reviewed and analized by Federal Governement Housing Officers to compare the quality of housing available on every installation to those in the immediate civilian sector. Cost analysis should then be determined to see what the true market value of the Post or Installation housing is. New... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

STOP Dual Military BAH

A needless benefit that only allows dual military families to pocket additional money. The senior member of the household should be able to file for full BAH and the lower ranked service member would then have their entitlement removed. BAH is offered for housing assistance of their dependants, so why then should both members be entitled if living under the same roof? The money saved would definitely be a huge profit... more »

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Department of Defense

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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Department of Defense

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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Department of Defense

Stop MIL to MIL BAH for both members

Military members that are married to other military members are essentially being paid twice to cover their housing cost. If the members live together they should only get one BAH rate for the household. Eliminating the second members BAH and giving dependant rate for the family will be adequate to cover housing cost AND save the government a bunch of money. Sadly, members today take advantage of this program and get... more »

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