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Housing for Military Families


submitted by Tomaca.

As some what of an Air Force brat, I can attest to the moving around while my father was in the service.  My older siblings had more experience with this than I and got to spend time in more places throughout the U.S. and internationally – outside of the U.S.

After spending 27 years in the Air Force, my father was ready to retire and settled us down in a small city in the north on the East Coast.  Back in the late 1950’s, early 1960’s, there were not a lot of opportunities for African Americans to buy houses – in certain areas.  Fortunately, the seller of our family home, immediately recognized and respected my father for his service to the country and allowed him to purchase the house.  It was in a predominately white populated area and we were among the first exceptions in the neighborhood.

In this year of 2013, things have changed quite a bit in terms of integration and acceptance.  This is wonderful.  We owe a debt to our military people.  We owe them gratitude and compassion.

When you have children, you have certain priorities.  You want good schools, good neighborhoods and plenty of places and spaces that help your children to grow.  Organizations like the are invaluable to helping our service people and our vets find suitable homes and appropriate locations for their families.   The families that use these services also give good, honest feedback to further assist people with making decisions.  Family is everything.  Love is above all else when it comes to your children.