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Is Travel Agency provided private housing actually free?

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by mikvegas123 mikvegas123 (Member) Member

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 I have been thinking about travel nursing in Northern California. I have seen job postings that said 2500 a week plus free company provided housing. Will I actually be taking home 2500 a week or are they adding the free housing into that quote as part of some blended rate? Im talking about taking the company provided housing and not the housing stipend because I wont have a tax home. 

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Taking home $2500/week? No, that's likely the gross pay. But yes, if they say free housing provided, that's what it means.

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the Travel Nursing forum 

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Plus means "in addition" to other compensation. Trust but verify when you get the contract ( i.e. read the contract when you get it and have calculator ready). 

However, nothing is "free". It is coming out your total compensation. Perhaps a majority of travelers take a housing stipend in lieu of provided housing. They are hoping to find housing at less than the stipend and pocketing the rest. Legal if you are working away from a legitimate tax home. 

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