Economics of BAQ (Basic Allowance for Quarters)/Rent-Plus versus Government Leasing (USAREUR Family Housing)
ARMY ENGINEER STUDIES CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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The study evaluated the costs of providing family housing in the Federal Republic of Germany. Specifically, the average cost to the US Government of providing a soldier a government-leased family housing unit is compared with the average cost of supporting a soldier living in a privately leased family housing unit for which he draws a Basic Allowance for Quarters and a Rent-Plus Housing Allowance. The costs of furnishing and management were included in the computations of per unit annual costs for privately leased family housing units. For the computations of per unit annual costs for government-leased family housing units, the costs of utilities, maintenance, furnishings, services, and management were added. The study concluded that it costs the government almost 23 percent 1,066 more annually to house a soldier in government-leased family housing rather than in a privately leased family housing unit. Non-cost aspects of the total family housing picture were also treated. Additional keywords systems analysis tablesdata.
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