Housing options and assistance Defence offers housing options and assistance for members. Find out what you can get. Service residences Service residences are homes for members and their families provided by Defence Housing Australia (DHA). Rent allowance Rent allowance helps cover costs when renting in the private market. Learn more. Living-in accommodation Living-in accommodation (LIA) is barrack-style accommodation usually provided on-base. Buying or selling a home Defence offers financial assistance to help members buy and sell a home.