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Pentagon to boost housing stipends in areas where rental costs have ballooned

Areas where rents have risen the most will get an immediate boost in October, others could see additional increases in January.

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House panel sticks with 4.6% military pay raise, but that could change

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DoD’s average housing subsidy sees big increase as real estate continues to get pricier

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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, a housing development stands in El Dorado Hills, Calif. California voters have rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s cap on property taxes, a move that would have have raised taxes for many businesses in a pandemic-hobbled economy. Since 1978, California has limited tax increases to 2% a year until a property is sold. With prices climbing at a much higher rate, taxpayers who have held homes and businesses for many years pay far less than what the market value would determine. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

DoD temporarily raising housing subsidies for some troops as markets continue to climb

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as service member families go hungry

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Here’s where military housing allowances are rising, falling the most in 2021

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DoD promises more housing rights for military tenants, questions on BAH arise

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Number of service members eligible for COLA continues to drop in 2020

Only about 12,300 service members will receive cost of living adjustments in 2020.

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FILE - This Feb. 7, 2018, file photo shows the skyline in Austin, Texas. For more than a year, cities around the country, including Austin, waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Amazon announced that it had picked for its new East Coast headquarters the New York neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens as well as a suburb of Washington, in Arlington, Va. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Austin tops areas with large military housing allowance increases in 2020

Changes in the 2020 Basic Allowance for Housing rates vary widely across the U.S., with some locales seeing increases of nearly 30% and others falling…

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Troops will see an average 2.5 percent BAH increase in 2019

The Defense Department gives troops a bigger BAH bump than last year.

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