OHA Data Collection & Surveys
The utility/recurring maintenance allowance is reviewed and updated annually, based on data collected through a survey provided to Service members receiving OHA and paying utilities separately from rent.
The move-in housing allowance (MIHA)/Miscellaneous allowance is based on triennial surveys, in which Service members report expenses incurred upon moving in to their quarters.
Rental allowances are reviewed and adjusted every six months and are determined by analyzing rents in the pay system, based on information provided by Service members’ DD Form 2367 [PDF, 2 pages]. Rent data is provided by finance offices through the Defense Manpower Data Center.
The next survey will be conducted from January 1 to March 31, 2023.