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Question:
What is an Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)?

Answer:
An Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) is a monthly allowance paid to service members assigned to an OCONUS duty station outside the continental U.S. (not including Hawaii and Alaska), who are authorized to live in private housing. The OHA is designed to defray the service member's cost for rent, utilities, and moving in expenses. Visit the DoD Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee website for more information on OHAs and rates for specific locations at http://www.dtic.mil/perdiem/allooha.html.

Question:
What is Army Guest Housing?

Answer:
Army Guest Housing refers to the temporary lodging facilities that are often found on military installations. Service members, their family members, and certain other authorized individuals can stay in guest lodging facilities when they are on official or personal travel.

Question:
What is the Lodging Success Program (LSP) and how do I use it?

Answer:
The Lodging for Success Program (LSP) was established to provide lodging for official Army travelers when Government quarters or conference space is not available. LSP hotels are commercial facilities that offer Government employees high quality lodging at rates reduced rates in selected areas in the U.S. (e.g., National Capital Region; San Antonio, TX; Atlanta, GA; Newport News/Hampton, VA; Petersburg, VA; and Miami, FL). Call 1-800-462-7691 for more information or visit the Lodging for Success website at WWW.LODGINGSUCCESS.COM.

Question:
What is the Self-Help Store in my military community?

Answer:
The Self-Help store in your military community is to assist residents of on-post (government) housing in maintaining their home. They typically stock standard maintenance supplies such as (e.g., heater filters, shower heads, curtain rods, grass seed and lawn fertilizer) as well as some equipment that you can borrow (e.g., lawn mowers, edgers, hedge clippers and other gardening tools, ladders, etc.).

Question:
What kind of on-post lodging is available for service members and their families during PCS moves?

Answer:
Most military installations have on-post lodging facilities for service members and their families to use during Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves or on leisure travel. Priority for lodging space is usually given to service members traveling on orders.
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