Whether you are a homeowner who needs to rent your house, or a renter looking for a new home, the Department of Defense has a free resource that can help make your job easier. The Automated Housing Referral Network is a DOD sponsored database of rental housing, shared housing, temporary housing and a few military For Sale By Owner houses. One nice feature is that it allows you to sort by your BAH or distance to a specific military installation, features that civilian databases don’t have. In addition, you can be pretty sure that if a landlord has listed in the military database, they don’t mind renting to military folks. I love being able to add another tool to my toolkit.