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Commentary | Jan. 19, 2022

ALCGPSC 009/22: 2021 annual review of Critical Housing Areas update

By Personnel Service Center

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R 141630Z JAN 22 MID600051438867U
ALCGPSC 009/22

A. Critical Housing Areas (CHA), COMDTINST 11101.15A
B. ALCGPSC 013/21
C. ALCGPSC 108/21
D. Joint Travel Regulations

In accordance with Ref A, Para 2. of Ref B and C are hereby updated effective 27 DEC 2021 to add Houma, St. Mary, and Terrebonne, Louisiana (MHA LA326) as designated CHA.

IAW paragraph 14 of Ref A, members with dependents issued PCS orders to a CHA designated unit, or a unit located in a CHA designated MHA, and who have no intention of relocating their dependents to that unit, may submit a Housing Allowance Protection Worksheet (CG-2025A) to CG PSC-PSD-fs requesting housing allowances based on a location other than their new Permanent Duty Station (PDS). Members authorized a housing allowance based on the payment of child support are not eligible to submit a CG-2025A under the CHA policy. 

IAW paragraphs 051301 and 051306 of Ref D, travel and shipment of Household Goods (HHG) costs exceeding the maximum allowed for travel of dependents and shipment of HHG from the last PDS to the new PDS will be at the members expense. IAW paragraph 050408 of Ref D, dependent travel and HHG transportation costs associated with future PCS orders will be based upon the members PDS, vice the authorized CHA Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) location of dependents. 

Members complete the Housing Allowance Protection Worksheet (CG-2025A), and the members command sends via e-mail to CG PSC-PSD-fs. If the members CG-2025A is approved, CG PSC-PSD-fs issues an approval e-mail to the member and copies the applicable SPO for Direct Access processing on the applicable effective date.

PSC-PSD-FS POCs: YNCM R. Rodriguez (202) 795-6638 and Mr. Wayne Canfield (510) 437-5796.

Released by: RDML S. N. Gilreath, Commander, Personnel Service Center. The Service Center for Our Most Important Resource  Our People.

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