Service members in Providence, Newport get housing stipend boost

U.S. SERVICE members have received a temporary raise in their Basic Allowance for Housing as part of the U.S. Department of Defense initiative to address higher costs of living. / COURTESY U.S. NAVY
PROVIDENCE – Sailors and other service members in six locations, including Providence and Newport, received a temporary raise in their Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) as part of the U.S. Department of Defense initiative to address higher costs of living, specifically in cities whose housing prices have outpaced the usual hike in stipend rates.  The…

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