Housing America’s Military Families

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Housing America’s Military Families

Panelists will discuss the causes and repercussions of high housing costs on military families, and discuss proposed solutions.

By Bipartisan Policy Center

When and where

Date and time

Friday, March 31 · 7 - 8am PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

The Department of Defense relies on local communities near military bases for housing, with approximately 60% of service members in the U.S. living off-base. However, military personnel and their families are finding housing costs and relocation issues increasingly expensive, stressful, and burdensome. Recent surveys from groups such as Blue Star Families reveal housing affordability and increasing rental costs are top concerns for off-base military households, many of which pay well over a third of their income on housing.

 In this event, panelists will discuss the causes and repercussions of high housing costs on military families and highlight proposals to ensure military families have access to decent, safe, and affordable homes.

Fireside Chat

Dennis Shea | Executive Director, J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy, BPC

Panel Discussion

Shannon Razsadin | President and Executive Director, Military Family Advisory Network

Jessica Strong | Senior Director of Applied Research, Blue Star Families

Moderated By

Francis Torres | Senior Policy Analyst, Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy, BPC

Additional speakers to be announced

About the organizer

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