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Civilian House Purchasing Cost [Moving]
The Civilian House hPurchasing Cost for an installation is the Total Civilian Personnel Moved at
Least 50 Miles (Distances between bases is entered in Screen Two - Distance Table) times the Civilian
Home Ownership Rate (from Standard Factors - Personnel Tab) times the sum of House Purchase
Factor One and House Purchase Factor Two.
House Purchase Factor One is either the product of the Losing Base's Median Home Price
times the Home Sale Reimbursement Rate (Standard Factors - Personnel Tab), or the Home Sale
Maximum Reimbursement (Standard Factors - Personnel Tab), whichever i lesser. This number is
then multiplied by either one minus the HAP Receiver Rate (if HAP is specified for the losing base) or
one minus the RSE Receiver Rate (if HAP not specified). HAP is specified for a base in Screen Four -
Base Information (Static); HAP and RSE Receiver Rates are entered on Standard Factors - Personnel
House Purchase Factor Two is either the product of the Gaining Base's Median Home Price
times the Home Purchase Reimbursement Rate (Standard Factors - Personnel Tab), or the Home
Purchase Maximum Reimbursement (Standard Factors - Personnel Tab), whichever is lesser.
Civilian House Purchasing Cost = (Civs Moving >= 50 miles)
* Civ Homeowner Rate * (Factor 1 + Factor2)
Factor 1 = (Loser's Median Home Price) * (Home Sale Reimburse Rate)
OR (Maximum Home Sale Reimburse) [whichever is lesser]
Factor = Factorl * (1 - HAP Receiver Rate) [if loser has HAP enabled] OR
Factor = Factorl * (1 - RSE Receiver Rate) [if loser's HAP not specified]
Factor2 = (Gainer's Median Home Price) * (Home Purchase Reimburse Rate)
OR (Maximum Home Purchase Reimburse) [whichever is lesser]
Civilian Miscellaneous Moving Cost [Moving]
The Civilian Miscellaneous Moving Cost for an installation is the Total Civilian Personnel
Moved at least 50 miles (Distances Between Bases in Screen Two- Distance Table) times the
Miscellaneous Expenditure Per Civilian Employee Rate in Standard Factors - Transportation Tab.
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United States. Department of Defense. COBRA Algorithm Manual, text, August 30, 2005; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc23414/m1/55/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.