MILITARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE FUND (MHAF)
WE HELP WITH OUR CLOSING COST GIFTS FOR MILITARY MEMBERS AND VETERANS.
MHAF is a program of the US Military that assists active military and veteran families by providing them opportunity of purchasing a home faster and less expensive. 69% of all Americans own their own home. Unfortunately, our men and women in uniform are being left behind. In a Rand Corporation study, it was found that only 27.3% of military families own their own home. In this same study, when asked why, nearly half said that it was because they could not afford to do so. That’s why our program is designed to help cover some of the costs for our nation’s heroes when they purchase a home.
Generally, military housing is provided for all service members, whether they’re living on or off base. There may be exceptions to this rule, which you can discuss with a recruiter. Otherwise, with the abundance of housing options, most service members will be able to find housing that fits their needs, this is where we come in as an intermediary.
LIVING ON BASE
Military housing varies by rank, location and family situation, but almost all new recruits typically start their military careers living on base.
During Basic Training, men and women live in separate quarters known as barracks, which consist of shared bunks and bathroom facilities. Because service members are there for training, personal items are kept to a minimum and everything happens on a set schedule, allowing service members to focus on learning and working as a team.
As service members move up in rank, they get better housing options to choose from, if available. Single service members can live in complexes that resemble a modern college dormitory, which could consist of a single or shared room and a shared living area, while more senior service members, or those who are married, can select from a variety of apartments and single-family homes.
Military bases can be quite large and living on one is a lot like living in a town. There are post offices, shopping centers, medical and dental clinics, and other businesses. The base amenities are open to all resident service members and may be open to guests on a case-by-case basis.
GETTING A HOUSE UNDER THE HOUSING PROGRAM
Finding a new home can be an exciting experience, especially when you have the right resources to help you through the process. Military OneSource and your installation’s housing office provides tools, referrals to services and personalized support to make your next move the best one yet.
- Contact the housing office on your installation to begin the process of finding a place to live in your new location and exploring your housing options.