Housing for Border Patrol and Customs Agents
McAllen is a border town in south Texas that has a regular presence of border patrol and U.S. customs personnel. This group of government employees work for the department of homeland security and are charged with keeping the country safe by patrolling and monitoring for illegal immigrants, terrorists, illegal weapons and drugs, counterfeit money and banned agricultural products.
They also help facilitate safe travel in between the U.S. and Mexico.
With Mexico being right next door, the McAllen Border Wall and the noticeable presence of border patrol and customs employees are the area’s most prominent landmarks.
The border patrol and customs agents play an important role in keeping America safe. They all work hard, long hours and daily put their lives on the line.
A government agent working near the McAllen border often has irregular hours and gets little time off. After all, national security can’t afford to take time off.
The unusual hours and the need to always be on call means government agents must always be nearby, ready to report to their post should a situation arise.
U.S. Federal Government Housing Per Diem Allotment
For new or recently relocated customs and border patrol personnel, the U.S. Defense Department has a housing per diem allotment it grants to personnel who don’t live in the area and who have a temporary work assignment in the area, are in the area for training or who have been recently relocated to the area. The per diem rate varies by state and covers the employees temporary housing costs. Most of the government per diem also includes food and other ancillary services the employee may need.
This per diem also applies to contractors working with the department of defense. The standard per diem entitles the employee an allowance to stay in a furnished apartment or extended stay hotel for a limited duration or for a specific meeting.
There are four types of per diem allowances: short term (29 days or less), long term (more than 30 days), emergency lodging, meeting space and strategic meetings.
Government employees and contractors are only allowed to stay in certain apartments and hotels that meet the government’s federal travel regulation requirements.
Why Stay in a Furnished Apartment
At Residology, we are honored to partner with the department of defense to provide housing for border patrol and customs workers.
Our furnished apartments are clean and safe, are centrally located to the attractions and accommodation of McAllen, Texas and have high-end amenities such as pools, fitness center, a fully stocked kitchen, full-sized washers and dryers and private parking.
With a government credit card, federal employees working near the McAllen Border Wall can enjoy an elegant, quiet, relaxing and safe apartment they can call their new temporary home.
Government employees and contractors who stay with us won’t be limited by the government’s meal per diem allowance so they can fully utilize their full kitchen and prepare their own meals.
From safe and quiet communities to aesthetically pleasing exteriors to luxurious, modern design, appliances and features inside to the freedom of cooking your own meals and living your life on your own schedule, it is easy to feel like you’re at home in our furnished apartments.
For more information about the DOD’s travel lodging and food per diem allowances, you can click here. For information about Residology’s luxury furnished apartments and to check room availability, don’t hesitate to contact us.