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Relocation Assistance Department of Defense Policies

These resources include the most commonly referenced Defense Department directives, instructions and guidance on relocation and housing services.

DOD Instruction 1342.22, “Military Family Readiness,” August 5, 2021 — This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities and prescribes procedures and requirements for supporting military family readiness, or MFR, through a system that maximizes access to a network of programs and services, the Military Family Readiness System.

DOD Instruction 1315.18, “Procedures for Military Personnel Assignments,” October 28, 2015 — This instruction outlines the policies and procedures for permanent change of station moves.

DOD Instruction 1100.16, “Equal Opportunity in Off-Base Housing,” August 14, 1989 — This instruction provides policy governing equal treatment for all DOD personnel. Specifically, it provides guidance for off-base housing and enforcement of fair housing practices as required by federal law.

DOD Instruction 4165.63, “DOD Housing,” July 21, 2008 — This instruction provides policy and assigns responsibilities for the management of DOD housing.

DOD 4165.63-Manual, “DOD Housing Management,” October 28, 2010 — This manual contains guidance, procedures and responsibilities on matters associated with family housing, unaccompanied personnel housing and temporary lodging facilities.

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