Region Private Rental Housing Policy
This information is taken from
Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR), Appendix K and
COMNAVMARIANASINST 11101.2 and is intended to give you basic
information on the private housing policy in Guam.
Renting Out in Town
So you want to live off base
in a rental property. This
is what you need to know. The
Navy will give you an allowance to cover a majority of the cost. Unlike
in CONUS, where you are given a fixed amount for Basic Allowance for
Housing (BAH), overseas the Navy provides Overseas Housing Allowance
(OHA) that varies with the rental amount of the property.
All members authorized to live
in private sector housing are authorized OHA, provided an Individual
Overseas Housing Allowance Report (DD Form 2367) is completed by the
service member and approved by the local family housing office.
OHA authorization and payment
is based on a maximum amount per month based on your present
paygrade. This is known
as the OHA Ceiling. For
example: An E-9 that is
married and has 3 dependents is authorized an OHA Ceiling Rate of
$2450.00 per month. This
means that the E-9 is authorized to establish a residence up to his
OHA Ceiling Rate of $2450.00 per month and any amount over will be
considered out of pocket expenses. If
your rental amount is less than your OHA Ceiling, you will receive
dollar for dollar the amount of lease agreement.
For more information visit the following website:
OHA is comprised of three
separate components: rental
allowance, utility/recurring maintenance allowance, and a one-time
Move-in Housing Allowance. Rental
allowance as stated above is based on each individuals OHA rental
maintenance allowance is provided to cover the cost of all or a
majority of utilities (power bill, water bill, etc…). However,
if your rental amount includes utilities you will not receive this
allowance. In addition,
if your rental amount covers some of the utilities you will receive
a percentage of this allowance. One-time
Move-in Housing Allowance is provided to defray the move-in costs
associated with occupying private sector housing. For
more information and rate tables visit the following website: https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/
Purchasing a Home
To determine your monthly OHA
if you were to purchase a home, follow this simple equation. Divide
the actual purchase price of the residence by 120 to derive the
monthly OHA Amount. For
example: If you were to
purchase a home that cost you $200,000.00. You
would take $200,000.00 and divide that by 120, your monthly OHA
amount would be $1667.00 plus utilities allowance. Just
remember that you still must be at or under your OHA Ceiling Rate
and any amount over will be considered out of pocket expenses.
costs, fees for title search, other legal related costs are not
included in determining the actual purchase price of a residence.
What is Temporary Lodging
is an allowance designed to partially reimburse service members and
their families for the added living costs at an overseas duty
station when it is necessary to occupy temporary lodging incident to
a permanent residence.
Housing Office is the only office that can authorize TLA. When
you go to Navy Housing to authorize TLA they will need the following
- Updated Page 2
- Orders endorsed by the
- TLA Brief Sheet and
will be terminated immediately for the following reasons:
- Failure to report to the
Housing Office within 48 hours of reporting.
- Failure to aggressively seek
private sector housing.
- Delaying occupancy of
housing or quarters due to personal reasons.
- Failure to process TLA every
**Effective 1 October 2013, Naval
Base Guam will
no longer authorize Geographical Bachelors to reside in the
barracks. If you plan to complete an unaccompanied tour you will
reside onboard the ship. House Hold Goods (HHG) shipments and dual
housing allowances will not be authorized for unaccompanied
Geographical Bachelor Sailors. Guam is a non-restricted dependent
tour, therefore if you elect to report as an unaccompanied
Geographical Bachelor your housing entitlement will be BAH at
dependents location upon approval upon arrival. Ensure that you are
in contact with your sponsor to identify any issues.