Housing & Real Estate

Resources and information on topics such as homeownership, landlord/tenant rights, and subsidized housing.

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Foreclosure - Help for Servicemembers under SCRA

The Act limits the interest that may be charged on mortgages incurred by a servicemember (including debts incurred jointly with a spouse) before he or she entered into active military service.
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Sample SF-180

A sample version of form SF-180: Request Pertaining to Military Records
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Postponing a Lawsuit Against You

What if I am sued while on active duty?

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Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for Surviving Spouses and Children

DIC is a tax-free monthly benefit paid by the VA to eligible survivors of the following:
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Supplemental Programs

These VA programs are helpful but may not cover all of your school expenses. So you may need to look for other programs that can help you to make up the difference.

M21 Compensation Based on Individual Unemployability (IU)

Read for more information on M21 compensation based on individual unemployability (IU).
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Interactive Form - Letter to Landlord Ending the Lease Early

As a member of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other uniformed services, you have legal protections for you and your family when you are called into active duty military service. A law that provides many of these protections is called the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). This law was made to help protect members of the military and their family who may have trouble with financial and legal issues because of military service.
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Interactive Form - Motion to Stay Proceedings

You and your family have certain legal protections when you are called into active duty military service. These laws apply to members of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard and other uniformed services. A law providing many of these protections is called the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). This law helps protect members of the military and their families from financial and legal harm because of military service.
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Interactive Form - SCRA Letter from Commanding Officer

You and your family have certain legal protections when you are called into active duty military service. These laws apply to members of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard and other uniformed services.
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Eviction - Overview

One common issue tenants face is getting an eviction notice.  State laws vary on what is required to evict a tenant from rental property.  We will be adding information on eviction to this website in the future, including the special rules that apply to eviction from base housing.