5 Housing Options for Military Members and Families

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So, you're about to receive a permanent change of station order or you've just transferred and are thinking about your housing options. When considering where to live there are a number of things to think about: the cost of housing, locations of schools, access to leisure activities or accommodations for family pets are just the tip of the iceberg.

What you've heard is true: Housing options for military personnel and military families have changed over the years. Here are five different housing options that will help you make the right choice:

  1. Privatized military installation housing
  2. Government-owned military installation housing
  3. Single or unaccompanied military installation housing
  4. Rent a home off the installation
  5. Buy a home off the installation

Check with your installation's housing office for help with temporary housing and to apply for housing allowances. Visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS to find your new installation's housing office.

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