MacDill Air Force Base

In this photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, housing for service members is shown at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Thursday, April 28, 2022. Amid record-breaking spikes in rent, service members and housing activists say the Department of Defense has not adequately increased housing allowances, thereby neglecting its commitment to military families. (1st Lt. Daniel Barnhorst/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Military families’ housing benefits lag as rents explode

Housing has long been a major benefit for service members, a subsidy to salaries that trail the private sector

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