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Welcome to Aviano AB Housing

Aviano Community Arial PhotoWelcome and congratulations on your assignment to Aviano Air Base, Italy. Benvenuto! Congratulazioni per essere stato assegnato alla base aerea di Aviano, Italy.

The Housing Management Office (HMO) is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you.

You will undoubtedly hear the phrase "You're not in Kansas anymore" as you begin to work through the many nuances of working and living in Italy. Yes, getting settled into your new home can be challenging. Many of the normal tasks you have become familiar with when transferring between installations in CONUS are done differently here. The most important item you can pack, along with your household goods, is a great deal of patience.

When you arrive at Aviano, your first week will consist of in-processing and house hunting. "Right Start" is Aviano's one stop in-processing center. Right Start is managed by the Relocation Assistance Program and normally held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. You and your spouse are highly encouraged to attend Right Start. Typically on the first day you receive a briefing from the Housing Office. The briefing includes information on Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA), government and community housing, and types of furnishings that are available.

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Housing Management Office
Phone  011-39-0434-30-2272
 DSN 314-632-2272
 Local 0434-30-2272
Fax  011-39-0434-30-7415 DSN 314-632-7415 Local 0434-30-7415
Address  31CES/CEIH 
 Unit 6110 Box 5
 APO AE 09603 
Hours of Operation  M-T - 08:30 - 16:30
 Wed - 08:30-15:00
 Thu - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
 (Central European Time)
 Closed on Italian and some
 American Holidays
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Unaccompanied Housing
Phone  011-39-0434-30-3676  
DSN 314-632-3676
 Local 0434-30-3676
Address  31CES/CEIH
 Unit 6110 Box 5
 APO AE 09603 
Hours of
 M-F - 08:00 - 16:30
 (Central European Time)
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tabHousing Options at Aviano AB 
Government Housing Unaccompanied Housing Housing in the Local Community

Housing in the Local Community
The Housing Management Office (HMO) provides all DoD personnel with personalized service to assist in locating suitable housing in your new host country. Moving to a new country can often be confusing and stressful; however, it can also be exciting. Living off base provides members and families the chance to experience a new culture and make friends with their host country neighbors. The HMO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.

Housing Services
Contact the HMO as soon as you know you are moving. The government housing team will provide you the latest information on the local housing situation as well as local laws governing off-base housing. The HMO partners with landlords, realtors and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market.

The HMO can assist you by:
- Providing translation services to establish appointments to view available units
- Negotiating lease contracts
- Assisting in establishing utility services
- Providing furnishings support. See Furnishings Management for a list temporary loaner and tour duration items available.

Your sponsor is the key to successful house hunting by providing their local area knowledge and in some cases, transportation. GPS devices are made available on a first-come-first-serve basis through the HMO and Airman and Family Readiness Center. These instruments are normally checked out for a period of 24 hours. After you move into your home, the HMO is available for on-going assistance with translation services should you need to communicate with your landlord.

Community Housing Units
Housing in Italy is definitely different than in the United States. The Housing Office continues to work with local landlords to include typical American-style amenities such as air conditioning, light fixtures, adequate kitchen counter and storage space, off-street parking, and window screens.

Minimum Adequacy Standards
The Housing Office inspects all community housing to ensure it meets minimum adequacy standards and is considered suitable for Aviano member occupancy. If any deficiencies are noted, the landlord will be given the opportunity to correct them. If, however, all deficiencies are not corrected, the unit will not be deemed acceptable and cannot be listed.

Rental Amount
In accordance with AF policy, the Housing Office will not approve a lease if the rental amount is deemed excessive.

Personal Property Insurance
While personal property insurance is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged.
You should obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle.

There are several types of insurance (personal property, liability, pet insurance and legal representation) members may purchase to protect their property and tenant rights. We strongly recommend you consider purchasing commercial insurance to protect yourself in case of fire or other major loss. A common policy for this type of coverage would be renter's liability insurance which would cover your personal property and damages to your rental home.

Realtor Services
In Aviano, if you choose to use realtor services, discuss fees up front, as some realtors charge a finder's fee and government reimbursement is not authorized.

School Information
Visit the Aviano Elementary School and Aviano Middle/High School websites for detailed information about schools, the DODDS System and Bus Service at Aviano.

Relocation Information
For additional information and relocation tips please see Referral and Relocation Assistance.

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Where can I find an application for housing?

What housing allowances am I eligible for?

Where will my children go to school at my new location?

How do I begin out-processing from housing?

What should I do to start planning my move to an overseas location?

Do I have to live in the dorms if I'm a permanent party unaccompanied Airman?

Will I get my own bedroom and bathroom if I live in Unaccompanied Housing?

I'm moving into Unaccompanied Housing and have a lot of household goods. What should I ship and what should I put into storage?

Can my significant other or guests stay with me in my dorm room?

What is housing privatization and how does it affect me?

How do I pay rent in privatized housing?

What happens when government housing becomes privatized while I am living there?

Does rent in privatized housing include utilities?

Who is eligible to live in privatized housing?

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