Rent increase at Armed Forces Retirement Home

Rent for some veterans living at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport and in Washington, D.C. will rise to cover a $22 million annual deficit to operate the homes.

Residents were informed Monday that rent currently capped at 40 percent of their income will be capped at 60 percent. No residents in assisted living, long-term care, or memory support are expected to pay maximum fees.

Congress has covered the shortfall for the operation of the home in recent years, but has directed the AFRH and the Department of Defense to increase revenue and cut costs.

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