Overseas Housing Allowance survey directly affects pay

Mar. 2, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe will conduct an Overseas Housing Allowance Survey Apr. 1 through 30, 2012. The survey is intended to measure the amount of compensation service members are receiving from OHA to live in privately leased or rented residential housing.

All service members, regardless of service affiliation, who reside in off-post housing are requested to complete the survey in order to accurately gage the amount of OHA service members are receiving. This survey is critical for ensuring OHA rates are properly set at overseas locations and directly effects the amount of housing allowance each service member is paid.

Every year the Defense Travel Management Office conducts these types of surveys to identify how much service members have spent in the previous year for utilities.

Spouses are authorized to take the survey if the service member is deployed.

A link for the survey will be on the U.S. Army Europe homepage beginning April 1.

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