QR&O: Volume I - Chapter 28 Allotment and Occupation of Quarters

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Section 1 - General

28.01 - OBLIGATION TO OCCUPY QUARTERS

(1) A quarter designated as an official quarter shall, if available, be occupied by:

  1. an officer commanding a command;
  2. a deputy commander of a command;
  3. a chief of staff of a command;
  4. a formation commander;
  5. a base or station commander;
  6. a commandant of a military or staff college;
  7. a deputy base commander of the rank of colonel or above;
  8. a unit commander of the rank of colonel or above; and
  9. an officer holding an appointment designated by the Chief of the Defence Staff.

(2) Officers, in addition to those mentioned in paragraph (1), and non-commissioned members shall occupy quarters as required under orders issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff, subject to this chapter and on such terms and conditions and for such periods as may be prescribed by him.

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28.02 - QUARTERS - REHABILITATION LEAVE

An officer or non-commissioned member may be authorized to continue to occupy quarters during rehabilitation leave by:

  1. the Chief of the Defence Staff, or
  2. where authorized in orders issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff,
    1. an officer commanding a command or formation, or
    2. a commanding officer of a base, unit or element.

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(28.03 TO 28.05 INCLUSIVE: NOT ALLOCATED)


Section 2 - Family Housing

28.06 - ENTITLEMENT TO OCCUPY FAMILY HOUSING

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), an officer or non-commissioned member and the member's family are entitled to occupy family housing where (1 September 2001)

  1. accommodation is available;
  2. the member is married or in a common-law partnership, or is single and has a dependent child related by blood, marriage or adoption legally or in fact who is claimed as a dependant for income tax purposes, provided that the spouse or common-law partner or dependent child, as applicable, normally resides with the member; (1 September 2001)
  3. no member of the family refuses immunization treatment, including vaccination and inoculation, if, in the opinion of the officer commanding the command, refusal to submit to that treatment endangers the health of other personnel; and
  4. the member and the member's family observe all regulations and orders governing the occupancy of family housing. (1 September 2001)

(2) An officer described in paragraph (1) of article 28.01 (Obligation to Occupy Quarters) is entitled to occupy family housing regardless of the officer's family status. (1 September 2001)

(M) (1 September 2001)

28.07 - ACCESS TO FAMILY HOUSING

An officer or non-commissioned member occupying family housing shall allow access to the quarters to any person who is required to enter in the performance of service or departmental duties.

(M) (1 September 2001)

28.08 - ALLOTMENT OF FAMILY HOUSING

(1) Subject to articles 28.06 (Entitlement to Occupy Family Housing) and 28.30 (Family Housing for Civilians), family housing shall be allotted in accordance with orders issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff.

(2) No officer or non-commissioned member to whom family housing has been allotted shall be dispossessed of the family housing without the approval of the officer commanding the command.

(M) (1 September 2001)

28.09 - EVACUATION OF FAMILY HOUSING IN EMERGENCY

In an emergency, an officer commanding a command may, if family housing is required for operational purposes or for the accommodation of military personnel, order the occupants of that housing to vacate it immediately.

(M) (1 September 2001)

(28.10: NOT ALLOCATED)

28.11 - OCCUPATION OF SINGLE QUARTERS BY MEMBERS ELIGIBLE FOR FAMILY HOUSING

An officer or non-commissioned member who is eligible to occupy family housing may be required to occupy single quarters, if

  1. no family housing is available; and
  2. the officer in command of the base, unit or element concerned considers it necessary that the member do so for the proper performance of the member's duties.

(M) (1 September 2001)

(28.12 TO 28.19 INCLUSIVE: NOT ALLOCATED)


Section 3 - Single Quarters

28.20 - SINGLE QUARTERS - TYPES AND ALLOTMENT

(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and to any conditions prescribed by the Chief of the Defence Staff:

  1. a single quarter of a type prescribed in the table to this article for his rank and classification shall normally be allotted for occupancy by an officer or non-commissioned member; or
  2. a single quarter of a type prescribed for an officer or non-commissioned member of higher or lower rank and classification may be allotted to an officer or non-commissioned member where no single quarter of a type prescribed for his rank and classification is available.

(2) An officer or non-commissioned member may, at the member's request and notwithstanding that a single quarter of a type prescribed for the members rank and classification is available, be allotted an available single quarter of a type prescribed for a member of a higher rank and classification.

(3) Single quarters shall be rated "very good", "good", "fair" or "poor", in accordance with orders issued by the Chief of the Defence Staff.

(4) The charges for the types of accommodation listed in the table to this article are prescribed in article 208.50 (Deductions for Provision of Single Quarters and Covered Residential Parking).

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TABLE TO ARTICLE 28.20

SINGLE QUARTERS – TYPES AND ALLOTMENT
TYPE DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION NORMALLY ALLOTTED TO
I Dormitory or shared room with common bathroom Private in incentive pay category Recruit, Basic, 1 or 2 and Officer Cadet
IIA Single room with common bathroom Private in incentive pay 3, Corporal and Master Corporal
IIB Single room (Modular) with common bathroom Private in incentive pay 3, Corporal and Master Corporal
IIIA Single room with wash basin and common bathroom Sergeant, Warrant Officer and Master Warrant Officer
IIIB Single room with shared bathroom Sergeant, Warrant Officer and Master Warrant Officer
IVA Single room with shared bathroom Chief Warrant Officer, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant and Captain
IVB Single room with private bathroom Chief Warrant Officer, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant and Captain
V Single room with bathroom and sitting room Major and Lieutenant-Colonel
VI Single room with bathroom, kitchenette and sitting room Colonel and above
Combination Any combination of two units of type II and/or III
  • two type II units: a member to whom a type II unit is normally allotted
  • one type II and one type III unit or two type III units : a member to whom a type III unit is normally allotted

NOTES

(A) For types II, III and IV, the sub-type A denotes the standard for existing older accommodation and the sub-type B denotes the new single quarter standard based on the approved CFCEM Scales of Accommodation for purposes of new construction or major renovations to existing accommodation.

(B) The charges for type IIIB and type IVA will be identical.

(C)

(28.21: NOT ALLOCATED)

28.22 - RIGHT TO RETAIN SINGLE QUARTERS

(1) An officer or non-commissioned member may retain single quarters while the member is absent on leave, except rehabilitation leave, or while absent from the base, unit or element on duty, unless the commanding officer considers that the exigencies of the service require the re-allotment of the quarters.

(2) An officer or non-commissioned member to whom single quarters have been allotted shall not, without the approval of the commanding officer, be dispossessed by any other member.

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28.23 - RETENTION OF UNOCCUPIED SINGLE QUARTERS

An officer shall not retain single quarters that the officer does not occupy, except that a commanding officer entitled to married quarters but occupying private accommodation may have single quarters allotted to him if another officer would not thereby be excluded.

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28.24 - SINGLE QUARTERS FOR A MEMBER WHOSE FAMILY IS OCCUPYING FAMILY HOUSING

Single quarters may be allotted to an officer or non-commissioned member whose family is occupying family housing when, owing to the exigencies of the service, the member is separated from their family.

(M) (1 September 2001)

(28.25 TO 28.29 INCLUSIVE: NOT ALLOCATED)


Section 4 - Civilians

28.30 - FAMILY HOUSING FOR CIVILIANS

(1) Subject to any instructions issued by the officer commanding the command, the commanding officer of a base, unit or element may allot family housing to

  1. a civilian employee of the Government of Canada who fills a position on the service establishment and is not a casual labourer; and
  2. a civilian, other than one mentioned in subparagraph (a), when their duties are such that they contribute to the efficiency or welfare of the base, unit or element.

(2) A civilian, except one whose terms of employment with the Canadian Forces entitle them to free housing, shall be charged for family housing allotted to them at the rate determined in accordance with the Charges for Family Housing Regulations (Volume IV of the QR&O, Appendix 4.1), unless an amount is fixed or determined by

  1. Order in Council
  2. regulations of another government department; or
  3. the Minister.

(3) The Chief of the Defence Staff may prescribe the terms and conditions of occupancy of family housing by civilians.

(M) (1 September 2001)

28.31 - SINGLE QUARTERS FOR CIVILIANS

(1) Subject to any instructions issued by the officer commanding the command, a commanding officer of a base, unit or element may allot single quarters to a civilian employee of the Government of Canada who fills a position on the service establishment.

(2) Subject to any instructions issued by the officer commanding the command, a commanding officer of a base, unit or element may allot single quarters to a civilian, other than one mentioned in paragraph (1), where his duties are such that they contribute to the efficiency or welfare of the base, unit or element.

(3) A civilian who is not entitled to free quarters pursuant to paragraph (4) shall be charged for single quarters allotted to him at the rate prescribed in article 208.50 (Deductions for Provision of Single Quarters and Covered Residential Parking) for single quarters of the type normally allotted to an officer or non-commissioned member of comparable income level and status in accordance with article 28.20 (Single Quarters - Types and Allotment), unless an amount is fixed or determined by:

  1. Order in Council; or
  2. regulations of another government department.

(4) The Chief of the Defence Staff may direct that quarters be provided free of charge to classes of civilian persons described in orders issued by him.

(5) The Chief of the Defence Staff may prescribe the terms and conditions of occupancy of single quarters by civilians.

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(28.32 TO 28.99 INCLUSIVE: NOT ALLOCATED)

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