Future Accommodation Model (FAM)

What you need to know about FAM

The Ministry of Defence is looking at how it can improve the accommodation offer for service personnel, to make it fairer, and more flexible, whilst keeping it affordable for the MOD.

Who’s affected

Under FAM you can still select to be housed in Service Family Accommodation (SFA) or Single Living Accommodation (SLA), but for the first time you can choose to live in private rental accommodation with financial support from MOD, or to buy your own home. It’s your choice. The pilot of this important policy starts at RAF Wittering on 31st May 2020.

For those living on, or posted to, RAF Wittering it’s important to know that SLA and SFA will still be available, with no SFA properties sold off because of the pilot. If you’re currently based at RAF Wittering you won’t have to do anything, unless you’d like to change the way you live now.

If you receive an assignment order to the RAF Wittering or are just interested in learning more, the FAM page on gov.uk has all the latest information. You can also use Discover My Benefits to find out which FAM payments, allowances and support applies to your personal situation.  If you have questions about what to do, you can talk to chain of command at your current base, or your Station HIVE or Station Community Support Officer.

We at the RAF Families Federation are always willing to help too and you can raise your issue or question online initially and someone will make contact with you.

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More information

GOV.UK has a section that is continually updated including video clips, entitled What you need to know about FAM.


You sent in your latest questions on FAM and the People-Accommodation team at MOD have answered them for you.