For U.S. Government personnel and family members, please contact the Overseas Briefing Center for more comprehensive information about school districts, per diem sliding scales, shuttle buses, and properties that allow pets.

DOS Direct Billing Lodging Program

This program applies only to Department of State (DOS) employees eligible for temporary duty (TDY) status during training. The Bureau of Human Resources has a contract with Madison Hospitality-Oakwood Worldwide, Executive Apartments-National Corporate Housing, and Interim Housing-Basic Overnight Quarters, which currently includes properties that provide housing for employees on PCS orders during their training at FSI. Participating eligible employees will not receive the lodging portion of the per diem allowance. Instead, employees will receive the meals and incidentals (M&IE) portion of the per diem allowance on the usual sliding scale—i.e., 100% for the 1st 60 days, 50% for the next 60 days, and 25% for any days thereafter. Note regarding lodging per diem: If you chose not to participate in the Direct Bill Lodging Program, the sliding per diem scale will apply to all other housing options. hrpcslodging@state.gov | www.facebook.com/HREXPCSLodgingProgram

  • Madison Hospitality – Oakwood Worldwide Housing Options – Please visit their website for a complete listing of available properties. If you require further information on these locations, you may contact DOSLodging@madisonhospitality.com | Tel: (703) 488-6848
  • Interim Homes – National Corporate Housing – Please visit their website for a complete listing of available properties. If you require further information on these locations, you may contact DOS@interimhomes.net | Tel: (703) 673-9223
  • Executive Apts – BOQ Lodging – Please visit their website for a complete listing of available properties.  If you require further information on these locations, you may contact DOSReservations@ExecutiveApartmentsUSA.com | Tel: (703) 418-1333 or 1-800-525-0155

Additional Resources

Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) Housing Office http://www.aafsw.org
AAFSW offers a variety of housing possibilities (both short-term and long-term) and a listing of rentals in the DC metro area. Many of the housing options are FS-employee owned.  More property listings are available under Online Housing Office and Classifieds on the AAFSW’s website. Tel: (202) 647-3573 / (202) 647-3086 | housing@aafsw.org

Foreign Service Clause
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) provides guidance on the use of the Foreign Service clause in tenant and landlord leases.

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