CRITICAL HOUSING AREA (CHA)

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UNCLAS//N11101//
NAVADMIN 238/05
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N4/JUL//
SUBJ/CRITICAL HOUSING AREA (CHA)//



REF/A/DOC/CNO/02MAR1999//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/191615ZJUL2004//
REF/C/DOC/SECNAV/31JUL1987//
REF/D/DOC/JFTR/01FEB1998//
REF/E/DOC/FMR/01FEB2000//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 11101.43 CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING CRITICAL
HOUSING AREAS (CHA).  REF B IS THE 2004 CHA LISTING NAVADMIN 165/04.
REF C IS SECNAVINST 7220.82 AUTHORIZING HOUSING ALLOWANCE PAYMENT
BASED ON DEPENDENT LOCATION RATHER THAN MEMBER'S ACTUAL PERMANENT
DUTY STATION (PDS) INCONUS WHEN CAUSED BY CONDITIONS AT THE NEW DUTY
STATION.  REF D IS JOINT FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS CHG 134 VOL I
SECTION U8005 CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH CONUS COLA IS PAYABLE WHEN
MEMBER SERVES IN AN OCONUS UNACCOMPANIED STATUS.  REF E IS DOD
7000.14-R FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS.//
RMKS/1. PER REF A, THIS NAVADMIN PROVIDES AN UPDATED LISTING OF CHA
AND SUPERCEDES REF B.  PER REF C, MEMBERS SEPARATED FROM THEIR
DEPENDENTS AND ASSIGNED TO A PDS WITHIN A MILITARY HOUSING AREA
(MHA) DESIGNATED AS A CHA MAY REQUEST TO DRAW BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR
HOUSING (BAH) BASED ON THE CURRENT PERMANENT RESIDENCE LOCATION OF
DEPENDENTS VICE THE LOCATION OF THE MEMBERS' PDS.
2. LOCATIONS/MHA'S DESIGNATED AS CHA'S FOLLOW:
AREA CHA LOCATION/MHA
US WEST
  CHINA LAKE, CA (MHA CA021)
  LEMOORE, CA (MHA CA023)
  SEAL BEACH, CA (MHA CA037)
  SAN DIEGO, CA (MHA CA038)
  YAKIMA, WA (MHA WA313)
  MOSCOW, ID (MHA ID333)
US EAST
  HAMPTON ROADS, VA (MHA VA297/VA298)
US SOUTH
  NEW ORLEANS, LA (MHA LA116)
  PASCAGOULA, MS (MHA MS410)
  MERIDIAN, MS (MHA MS171)
  GULFPORT, MS (MHA MS168)
  PENSACOLA, FL (MHA FL064)
US MIDWEST
  MARINETTE, WI (MHA ZZ570)
3. FOR OCONUS ACTIVITIES (EXCEPT HAWAII/ALASKA), CHA DESIGNATION
DOES NOT PERTAIN.  IAW REFS C, D AND E, PAYMENT OF CONUS BAH IS
AUTHORIZED WHEN THE PRIMARY DEPENDENT ESTABLISHES A RESIDENCE OR
RESIDES IN CONUS INCIDENT TO A MEMBER'S TRANSFER IN AN UNACCOMPANIED
STATUS AT AN OCONUS PDS.
4. THIS LISTING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  REQUEST
WIDEST DISSEMINATION TO ENSURE MEMBERS ARE AWARE OF POTENTIAL
HOUSING AVAILABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY LIMITATIONS IN THE DESIGNATED
CHA'S.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FAMILY HOUSING AND LOCATIONS
DESIGNATED AS CHA IS LOCATED AT:  WWW.HOUSING.NAVY.MIL.
5. RELEASED BY VADM J. D. MCCARTHY, N4.//
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