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April is Fair Housing Month

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April 19, 2016

What do you know about the Fair Housing Act? Fair Housing laws, as outlined in the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and its subsequent amendments, are designed to protect people who fall into one or more of the seven protected classes: Race Color Religion Sex National Origin Familial Status Handicap Along with federal Fair Housing… Read More ›

Service Members – Use HOMES.mil to Rent Out Your Home!

Do you own your home? Are you thinking of renting out your home when you PCS? We’ve pulled together a few tips to make renting out your home a bit easier. First, decide if you want to do everything yourself or hire someone to manage your property.  A property manager can assist you with a… Read More ›

Renter Beware

When looking for rental homes, Service members are pretty savvy customers. Most will tell you that they know to visit the neighborhood at different times of day, to look up local crime statistics and to do their research regarding school districts. However, Service members in the rental market may not know how to identify other… Read More ›

Calling All Landlords!

Throughout the Navy worldwide, Service members and their families are in the process of moving from one installation to another. Some families may be moving across the country and others around the world. Most community property managers and landlords may be surprised to know that as many as 75% of active duty Service members live… Read More ›

Moving Out of the Barracks: Single and Living in the Community

You loved living in the barracks, late night video game marathons and staying up and talking with the Sailors around you. But, now you are ready. You have started to become the cranky old-timer in the barracks.  You want to go to sleep at a reasonable hour and not have to stare at someone else’s… Read More ›

HOMES.mil Offers Navy OCONUS Online Community Listings For the First Time

  By Carol Casto, Navy Housing Services Program, CNIC N93 WASHINGTON (NNS) — HOMES.mil, the official Department of Defense (DoD) housing website, which was activated on Dec. 14, is dedicated to helping service members, families, and DoD civilians find housing, wherever they choose to live. For the first time, the HOMES.mil website is offering Navy housing… Read More ›

What Do You Know About Renters Insurance?

If you or your spouse is in the military, then you probably have spent some time renting a place to live. Or, more likely, many places to live. If you’ve PCSed a few times, you have a checklist of your own accounts you have to move, like car insurance and bank accounts, along with utilities… Read More ›

Housing Scams

When a Rental Listing is Too Good to be True Can you imagine trying to find a home in a distant city without the internet? There are so many of these resources now available to military families. You have a virtually endless supply of rental listing websites, local classified ads posted on a local paper’s… Read More ›

Ensuring All Service Members Have Every Opportunity to Pursue the American Dream

In an address to the American Legion on August 26, 2014, President Obama announced a new partnership with financial lenders across the country. This partnership will focus on delivering important financial and home loan-related protections for military members as they enter active duty. A preliminary analysis suggests that the partnership can save thousands of military… Read More ›

Navy Housing and New Parent Support

Congratulations to all of our growing Navy families. For first-time parents, your to-do list is probably getting longer, no matter how many checkmarks you have. As your home begins to fill up with changing tables, cribs, Onesies and parenting books, it can become obvious that you don’t have enough room for all of this stuff…. Read More ›

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