Military familes who are forced to make a local move due to a foreclosure may find some relief from the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Not many servicemembers know that under section 531 in the SCRA anyone looking to evict an active duty servicemember from a rental property that is their primary residence must have a court order. This applies to rent that is less than $2831.113 per month. Servicemembers can apply to the court to stay their eviction or reduce their rent until their case works it's way through the legal process.
San Diego sailors and Marines are discovering that the base pay and BAH increase for 2009, combined with drastically reduced real estate prices has made home ownership a reality. If faced with such an eviction threat, we recommend you contact your base legal services office and read up about how VA home loans could help you get a home of your own.