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    ICYMI: Improving military quality of life starts in the home

    ICYMI: Improving military quality of life starts in the home

    Check out this recent news piece about the Military Quality of Life panel, being spearheaded by For Country Caucus founding Chair Rep. Don Bacon and Caucus member Rep. Chrissy Houlahan.

    The Military Quality of Life Panel is focusing on issues that impact U.S. service members and their families, including compensation, child care, housing, support programs for spouses, and access to health care.

    This panel comes at a critical time as military families are under increasing financial strain from the higher cost of living and are especially vulnerable to rising home prices. Previously, the basic allowance for housing (BAH) covered 100% of estimated costs, but in FY2015, BAH coverage was slashed, severely hampering service members’ ability to afford family housing.

    With Honor Action supports a number of bills focused on improving military quality of life, including the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Restoration Act. This bill would raise the BAH coverage back to 100% and provide servicemembers and their families a monthly housing stipend based on the costs in their local market, thereby ensuring our men and women in uniform can secure safe and adequate housing.

    “Service members and their families are struggling. Their quality of life is decreasing while they continue to be burdened with skyrocketing expenses. This is unacceptable. The BAH Restoration Act is a critical step to improving the quality of life for our military and With Honor Action appreciates Rep. Strickland and Rep. Bacon’s leadership on this issue.” – Rye, Barcott, With Honor Action Co-Founder & CEO

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