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Sen. Ossoff’s Bipartisan Bill to Help Military Families Afford Housing Passes U.S. House

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff’s bipartisan bill to help military families afford housing yesterday passed the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Sens. Ossoff and Marco Rubio (R-FL) led the charge to help more servicemembers living in higher-cost areas afford safe and quality housing.

“Military families shouldn’t have to worry about putting a roof over their heads while serving our nation,” Sen. Ossoff said. “I’m working with both Democrats and Republicans to ensure Georgia’s military families have access to affordable and quality housing.”

Sens. Ossoff and Rubio’s bipartisan Military Housing Affordability Act of 2022 passed as part of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.

The bill will grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to adjust the basic allowance for housing (BAH) rates where the cost of adequate housing differs more than 20% from the current BAH rate.

The DoD’s current authority expires on September 30, 2022.

Click here to read the Military Housing Affordability Act of 2022.

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