Installations are required by DoD 4165.63-M and AF Policy to provide Housing Support and Referral Services to all DoD personnel and their dependents to help locate suitable, affordable, and nondiscriminatory housing in the local community or in privatized housing. In accordance with DoD policy, Service Members shall obtain housing support services prior to agreeing to rent, lease, or purchase housing. Your orders should also state to contact the Housing Office prior to entering into a rental or lease agreement. This requirement is in your best interest to ensure you make fully informed decisions on housing for you and your family at your new assignment.
WHAT IS HEAT?
Housing Early Assistance Tool (HEAT) creates an easy on-line experience to connect you, the Service Member, with your future destination and offers an on-line venue to obtain housing assistance prior to a PCS transfer. HQ Air Force Housing has successfully implemented HEAT across the AF Enterprise so members can reach out to installations when preparing for transition. Installations are accessible through the HEAT tool across CONUS and most OCONUS installations. Members should use HEAT when preparing to transfer to their new assignment. Learn more at the HOMES.mil site.
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?
Does rent in privatized housing include utilities?
Who is eligible to live in privatized housing?
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The Department of Defense is committed to ensuring that privatized housing Tenants (military service members and their families) receive quality housing and fair treatment from the Military Housing Privatization Initiative project owners that operate and maintain privatized housing. The FY20 National Defense Authorization Act set out 18 rights of military service members and their families (Tenants) residing in privatized housing, and the DoD is committed to providing the full benefit of the 15 rights. The DoD will continue to work with MHPI companies to ensure the full benefits of the remaining three rights become available. To download the complete Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights, please select this link
Property Manager (PM) Training
- Create a PM Account (Video)
- Add a Property (Video)
- Update a Property (Video)
- Returning PM Information (PDF)
Military Housing Office (MHO) Info
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- HOMES.mil Trifold Brochure (PDF)
- HOMES.mil Marketing Poster (PDF)
- HOMES.mil Business Card Template (PDF)
Homeowners Assistance Program