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Welcome to the East Anglian Regional Housing Office, RAF Lakenheath

Mildenhall Housing OfficeThe 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.

When you arrive at RAF Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall, or RAF Feltwell you must visit the HMO. This visit is necessary to obtain housing, verify your eligibility for Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA), and receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing. It is advised to wait until you arrive to secure housing in order to tour available units.

tabLakenheath Contact Information 
Housing Management Office
Phone  +44 (0)1638 52 2000
 DSN 314-226-2000
Fax  +44 (0)1638 52 3712
 DSN 314-226-3712
 Email the Housing Office
Address  Building 429
 RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk,
 IP27 9PN
Hours of Operation  M,T,W,F - 8:00am - 4:00pm
 Th - 9:30am - 4:00pm
 (GMT)

Unaccompanied Housing
Phone  +44 (0)1638 52 1140
 DSN 314-226-1140
 Email the UH Office
Address  Building 943
 RAF Lakenheath,
 Suffolk,  IP27 9PN
Hours of
Operation
 M-F - 7:30am - 4:30pm
 (GMT)

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tabMildenhall Contact Information 
Housing Management Office
Phone  +44 (0)1638 54 5233
 DSN 314-238-5233
 +44 (0)1638 54 5234
 DSN 314-238-5234
Fax  +44 (0)1638 54 3438
 DSN 314-238-3438
 Email the Housing Office
Address  Housing Office,
 Bldg 231
 RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Hours of Operation  M,T,W - 8:30am - 4:00pm
 Th - 10:00am - 4:00pm 
 F - 8:30am - 3:30pm
 (GMT)

Unaccompanied Housing
Phone  +44 (0)1638 54 5735
 DSN 314-238-5735
 Email the UH Office
Address  100 CES/CEAC
 Unit 4900, Box 380
 APO, AE 09459
Hours of
Operation
 M-F - 7:30am - 4:30pm
 (GMT)

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tabHousing Options at RAF Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Feltwell 
Privatized Housing Government Housing Unaccompanied Housing 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.

The HMO can help in arranging transportation to view units, although availability is limited. In addition some of the local realtors will collect you from the visitor centre near to Liberty Lodge and take you to properties they have listed. In order to facilitate viewing you may find that your sponsor or local car hire companies may be able to provide further assistance.

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

The communities surrounding Lakenheath and Mildenhall offer a number of affordable and beautiful rentals for those seeking off-base housing. The Lakenheath Housing Office has a team specifically for off-base referral inquiries. Be aware that road conditions change seasonally; for most of the fall and winter months, driving to and from work will occur in the dark and English roads are not well lighted.

Housing within the immediate area of the base is primarily detached (single house), semi-detached (duplex) and terraced (in rows). Housing on the economy may not be what you're used to in the U.S. British houses are generally smaller and larger houses are two stories with steep staircases. The hallways and doorways are narrower with most of the fitted kitchens not being able to accommodate U.S.-specific appliances.

If you are bringing pets, or plan on buying a pet while in the UK, please be advised that 80 percent of all rentals off base do not allow pets. Those that do may require additional, upfront payment from you as a security deposit in the event of damage incurred. This may cost you anywhere from an additional 100-500 pounds sterling.

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

Personal Property Insurance
You need 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.

Realtor Services
Contact the HMO for a comprehensive list of realtors and other agents available in the area.

Local realtors will assist you in your house search, with the majority providing transportation to view houses within the area. There are also a number of agents who do not charge finder's or administration fees.

School Information
For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live.

For more information about schools, visit the Isle District website.

Please contact the DoDD's school office:
School Liaison Office
Unit 5185 Box 30
APO, AE 09461-5470

Phone 011-44-1638-52-5077
Phone (DSN) 314-226-5077
Fax 011-44-1638-52-3895
Fax (DSN) 314-226-3895

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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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