Alva Review-Courier -

By R.J. RICO 

Military families' housing benefits lag as rents explode

 

August 21, 2022



When Kristin Martin found out her husband was being transferred to Naval Base San Diego, securing housing for their family of five quickly took over her life.

On-base housing wasn't an option — the waitlist for a four-bedroom home in the neighborhoods they qualified for was 14 to 16 months.

Neither were the military-only hotels near base where new arrivals can pay low rates as they get their bearings — those were full, too.

So Martin cast a wide net across San Diego and started applying for rental homes, all sight unseen.

"I was waking up and the first thing I was doing was looking at p...



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