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Ramstein Family HouseThe 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 the KMC, you must receive an initial briefing 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. All newly arriving Air Force active duty members will receive their initial housing briefing during the two day Ramstein-In-Processing evolution. All newly arriving Army members will receive their initial housing briefing during the Army In-Processing Training & German Head Start course. It is advised to wait until you arrive to secure housing in order to tour available units.

tabContact Information 
Housing Management Office
Phone  011-49-6315-36-6671
 DSN: 489-6671
Fax  011-49-6315-36-6868
Email:
86ces.cehhousingoffice@ramstein.af.mil
Address 86 CES/CEH; Unit 3013; APO, AE 09021
Hours of Operation  M - Th - 8:00am-3:30pm
 Friday - 8:00am-2:30pm  
 Closed on all German    and American holidays

Air Force Unaccompanied Housing 
Phone  011-49-6371-47-3676   
 DSN: 480-3676
Email: 86ces.cehd@ramstein.af.mil
Address 86 CES/CEH; Unit 3013; APO, AE 09021
Hours of
Operation
 M - F - 7:00am-4:00pm

Army Unaccompanied Housing
(E-6 and Below)
Phone  011-49-6314-11-8363   
 DSN: 483-8363
Address  USAG Kaiserslautern
 Attn: DPW, Housing Office
 Unit 23152
 APO AE 09227-3152
Hours of
Operation
 M - F - 7:30am - 5:00pm
 Closed on all German and 
 American holidays

Furnishings Management Office
Phone          011-49-6315-36-6001   
 DSN: 489-6001
Email  fmo@ramstein.af.mil
Address  86 CES/CEJ
 Unit 3180 Box 300
 APO AE 09094
Hours of
Operation
 M - F - 7:00am - 2:30pm
 (Walk in Service)
 M - Th - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
 (By Appoinment Only)
 Open during lunch hour
 Closed 7:00am-9:00am on
 the first Thursday of every 
 month and on German and 
 American Holidays.

Housing Maintenance 
Phone   06371-463-9510   

Current Local Time

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tabHousing Options at KMC 
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.

Sponsors are relied upon to provide transportation to assist members in their house hunting quest. The HMO also has a placement team that can assist in locating housing and providing transportation during normal duty hours. However this service is by appointment so please contact the HMO for further information. NOTE: Pets will greatly limit your range of choices for community housing in any bedroom category.

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.

Approximately 10,500 rental units are scattered throughout 300 villages within a 20-mile radius of Ramstein AB and Kaiserslautern. One, two, and three bedroom units are available. There are units with four bedrooms and higher but are somewhat more difficult to find.

Many landlords do not allow pets, so ask before making any commitments. Most off-base units now have built-in kitchens, but the Furnishings Management Offices will provide a kitchen range, refrigerator and kitchen cabinets when required. They also will provide a washer/dryer and bedroom clothes closets.

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.

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 buying commercial insurance to protect yourself in case of fire or a major loss. A common policy for this coverage would likely be a renter's liability insurance, which would cover your personal property and damages to your rental. "The Find-It Guide" lists several companies you may want to contact. Be smart and plan ahead!!

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.

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 Kaiserslautern District Superintendent's Office website.

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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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