beginning in 2007. These trend lines indicate building permits for new
construction of single‐family residential were consistent with the national
economy and recession beginning in 2007.
Single-Family Building Permits in Seymour Johnson
AFB Study Area 2000-2014
The availability of affordable housing is an important factor for considering
military compatibility since it may cause some personnel stationed at
Seymour Johnson AFB to live off‐station. It is important for the communities
within the JLUS Study Area to provide housing stock that meets the needs of
civilian residents and military personnel stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB.
Basic Allowance for Housing
The BAH is a stipend given to military personnel who choose to live out in the
community or cannot be accommodated in on‐station housing. It is designed
to augment the costs of living associated with private sector arrangements,
including home or apartment rent, utilities, and renter’s insurance. The BAH
rates for personnel at Seymour Johnson AFB are provided in Table 2‐24.
While BAH rates for military personnel vary by rank and dependent status,
affordability may only be a concern for grade E‐2, E‐3, E‐4, E‐5, E‐6, W‐1, and
O‐1 in communities within Dare County.
Source: US Census, 2000‐2013