Still time to participate in OHA survey

HEIDELBERG, Germany — There is still time for eligible U.S. Army Europe Soldiers and members of other U.S. forces stationed in Germany to participate in the
2011 Overseas Housing Allowance Utility/Recurring Maintenance Survey.
The survey started March 1 and is scheduled to end March 31.

For those eligible personnel who have not received an e-mail with a link to the survey, the link is posted under “Most requested links” on the “For USAREUR Community” Page at

All service members who have lived in a private lease dwelling under the OHA program in Germany for at least the past six months are eligible to take the online survey. The Department of Defense uses data from the survey to determine the utility/recurring maintenance allowance for service members residing in the survey country.

Because accuracy is important, survey participants should use their records and receipts to help them report the average monthly cost of each of their utilities, as well as the average monthly cost of any routine maintenance expenses.

Participants may stop the survey at any time, for example to research costs or search for receipts, and start again where they left off. For more information, visit

(Courtesy of Headquarters U.S. Army in Europe Public Affairs)