The Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) enables military members assigned overseas to privately lease housing on the economy.
This program encompasses a reimbursement system designed to partially defray housing costs when on-base or government leased housing is not available.
OHA is paid to approximately 60,000 members overseas at a yearly cost of $1.8 billion.
The Overseas Housing Allowance is paid to service members who live in private housing at their overseas duty station.
OHA helps offset your housing costs, which are made up of rent, utility and recurring maintenance expenses, and move-in housing allowance (MIHA).