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2014 Overseas Housing Allowance
Utility Survey

This survey begins 14 May 2014, and is limited to the locations below.

Countries Participating in this Survey:

  • American Samoa
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guam
  • Honduras
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

About the Survey: This survey is used to measure utility/recurring maintenance and move-in expenses incurred by Uniformed Service members stationed overseas, who reside in private housing. This survey does not cover rental expenses. The data collected will assist in the determination of Oversea s Housing Allowances (OHA) paid to members in your country of assignment.

Authority: This survey is in accordance with 10 USC 136 and 37 USC 403(c).

Participation: Participation in this survey is voluntary. Failure to respond will not result in penalty to the respondent. However, maximum response is encouraged so that data will be representative of your country of assignment.

This data is instrumental in updating utility and move-in allowances for the Overseas Housing Program. Incomplete surveys cannot be used as this might result in underreporting utility/recurring maintenance and move-in expenses. Your response will be treated as confidential. Only group statistics will be reported.

Instructions: To ensure that this survey results in valid utility and MIHA allowances, please report all your utility and move-in expenses.

To prepare for the Utility Expenses portion of the survey, gather your actual bills or records of utility and recurring maintenance expenses for the last 12 months. For the Move-In Expenses portion of the survey, gather bills and any records of expenses associated with making your residence livable.

Estimated Time to Complete Survey: 40-50 minutes
OHA Survey


Text Box: Take the Survey

  Points of Contact

Country Points of Contact

American Samoa
Sgt Kuuipo Trepanier
(684) 699-9241

Costa Rica
CDR Bradley Ripkey

El Salvador
SFC Rufino Agustin

Ms. Yvonne Whitley
(671) 349-5303

Col Muriel Ramirez-Salas
Comm: 011-504-2234-3616
DSN: 449-8261/11

Mr. Ron Stewart
Comm:  011-81-31175-54634
DSN:  (315) 225-4634

Mr. Victor Maciel
Comm: 011-52-55-5080-2217
DSN: 294-9000 Wait for tone 8-578-2217

Northern Mariana Islands
Ms. Yvonne Whitley
(671) 349-5303

Lt Col Harmen Visser
Comm:  011-47-5195-0525
DSN:  314-224-0525

COL Barbara Fick
Office: 011-595-21-208-207 ext. 2006
DSN: 294-9000 (tone) 5-9395, ext. 2006

Puerto Rico
Mr. Jose Ortega

LTC Greg Ross
Comm 011-65-6476-9254

MSgt Tarrina Browne
011- 41-31-357-7240

Col Kirk Karver
Comm: 011-598-21-770-2346
DSN:  294-9000-5-9369

U.S. Virgin Islands
LCDR Nikki Samuel
1-340-776-3497 x200

Contact for Technical Difficulties
Mr. Joseph O’Connor
DSN: 312-372-1272
Commercial: 571-372-1272


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