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Welcome to Izmir AS Housing

Izmir Apartment BuildingThe Housing Management Office (HMO) would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Izmir community. We hope you enjoy your new home and your stay in Turkey.

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. Our primary responsibility is to assist you locate and obtain safe, adequate housing. It is extremely important for you to understand overseas tenant/landlord laws, as they are different from the United States, and the responsibilities and limitations of the HMO.

Welcome and thank you for your support in making Izmir a great place to live and work. We encourage you to explore your new community. We are available to assist you in any way with your move.

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Housing Management Office
Phone  011-90-232-4556756
 DSN 314-675-6756
Fax  011-90-232-4893854
Email: 425abs.cech@us.af.mil 
Address  1385 Sokak Hilton Building,
 6th Floor,
 Alsancak, Izmir 
Hours of Operation  M-F - 7:30am - 4:30pm 
 (Eastern Europe Time)

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Housing in the Local Community

Housing in the Local Community
The Housing Management Office (HMO) provides all DoD personnel with a 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 monitors off-base rental listings to ensure that they are safe and adequate.

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 of the Duration of Tour Items available.
- Housing office provides transportation during daily apartment showing tour and also the sponsor is assisting the member

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.

Rental Partnership Program
At Izmir, Turkey the HMO supports the Rental Partnership Program to help military members obtain adequate housing in the community. The HMO and local landlords enter into agreements to offer service members special rental benefits above what other tenants receive. Typical benefits include a waiver of security and utility deposits, no credit checks or application fees, no separate building maintenance fee; everything is included in the rent. Two air conditioners are installed. No transfer of the electric and water meter to tenant's name. Contact the HMO for more information about this program.

Community Housing Units
The HMO provides up-to-date listings of available economy units, translation services, and landlord/tenant mediation.

Approximately 120 rental units are scattered throughout 9 districts within a 20-mile radius of 425 ABS and NATO Garrison. One, two and three bedroom units are available. There are units with four bedrooms and higher but are more difficult to find. In community housing units, there is no separate dining room; the living room and the dining room are all in one and there are no walk-in closets. Many landlords do not allow pets, so ask before making any commitments.

Most economy units have built-in kitchens, but the Furnishings Management Office will provide a kitchen range, refrigerator when required. They also provide a washer/dryer and wardrobes.

For information about the housing allowances that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance.

Personal Property Insurance
You may wish to obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle.

Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the HMO for more information about coverage.

Realtor Services
The use of local realtor services is typically unnecessary and is not recommended unless a home for rent is only listed with a specific realtor. In OCONUS, if you choose to use realtor services, discuss fees up front, as some realtors charge a finder's fee and government reimbursement is rarely authorized. To request government reimbursement for realtor services in OCONUS, you must submit a request for authorization through the HMO before signing a lease or contract. In CONUS, fees for realtor services are not reimbursable.

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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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