What happens when government housing becomes privatized while I am living there? The Air Force is working to privatize military family housing at all continental U.S. and Alaskan bases and the potential exists for this to occur during your tenure in government housing at one of these locations.
Housing Privatization (HP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to continue providing quality housing for Airmen and their families. HP shifts the operations and maintenance responsibility of family housing to the private sector whose expertise it is to build and manage housing, allowing Airmen to focus on the mission.
With this partnership, the Air Force and its private partners can provide new and/or renovated homes with modern amenities for Airmen and their families in communities where they choose to live. Some amenities may include community centers, playgrounds and walking trails.
All residents in government housing will have the option of signing a lease with the private company. Rent under privatized housing is paid by allotment of your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). Unlike housing in the local community, rent for a privatized home may not exceed the "with dependent" BAH rate designated for your rank. For more information about privatized housing, contact the local Housing Management Office.
What should I do to start planning my move to an overseas location? Moving to an overseas location requires additional planning to make sure you and your family are prepared for the transition. There are many things you can do before you arrive to ensure the process to get settled in your new home and community is seamless.
For a list of specific items to consider prior to your move, see the Referral and Relocation Assistance section on each overseas base page. The local Airman and Family Readiness Center is another great resource to obtain pertinent information about the area. If you have any questions or require additional support, please contact the local Housing Management Office for more information about preparing for your move.