Sailors living off base in some U.S. regions will get extra housing allowance assistance for the rest of the calendar year, Stars and Stripes reported, citing a DOD announcement.

The stipend boost took effect Saturday in seven areas:

  • San Diego, California
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Brunswick, Georgia
  • Kings Bay, Georgia
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Providence, Rhode Island

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has separately announced a range of services to help with housing expenses and other cost of living increases across the country, as On Base reported.

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James S. Hong