Searching for a TLF/TLA?

Temporary Living Facility/Temporary Lodging Apartment



  • TLA abbreviation for Temporary Lodging Allowance
  • TQSA abbreviation for Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance
  • LTR abbreviation for Long Term Rental
Knowing the terminology and its usage variation can help clarify the confusion with housing when PCS-ing into Germany.  The terms are often used interchangeably.  

 Time Period:

  • Military Members are provided 30 days of TLA in order to seek a Long-Term Rental
  • Civilian Personnel are provided 90 days of TLA in order to seek a Long-Term Rental

Military Members:

  • Are required to aggressively seek off base permanent housing (Long Term Rental) when staying in a TLA.
  • Provide a landlord contact sheet when requesting TLA reimbursement.
  • Request for reimbursement should be completed every 10-15 days.
  • Preferences such as pets, furniture limitations, school district and size are not cause for extension for TLA.
  • OHA and TLA cost can overlap for a period of less than 5 days if more time is needed for household goods, furniture or for long term rental contract certification.
  • Must be quarantined for period dictated by (sponsor/unit/command) 

Civilian Personnel:

  • Can choose to stay off base without a non-availability sheet. Check with (unit/sponsor) for specific instructions.

Where to find TLF’s/TLA’s?

  • A quick google search for TLA’s near the military installation employed at, a reference from colleague, Facebook spouse and real estate groups are some of the routes that clients search for a TLA.

 What you should expect when searching for a TLF/TLA off base?

  • Expect/Ensure that lodging is fully covered by government per diem.(no out of pocket expense for lodging should be charged to you by  )
  • Ensure that TLA location suits your family’s needs or commuting distance to work.
  • There are many TLA companies to choose from, check what additional amenities they offer for cost of lodging.
A few of our amenities include:
  • Included vehicle
  • First choice with any potential Long-Term Rentals we represent before we advertise them to general public
  • Assistance with setting up shuttle service for PCS arrival
  • Included bi-weekly cleaning
  • High Speed internet TLA’s, fully furnished are just a few of the amenities we offer at Immobilien Hauf.
For all your real estate questions or if interested in seeing what homes we currently represent you can follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HaufHomes or reach out to us on our website at https://immobilien-hauf.de.            


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