Developing a sense of community starts prior to your arrival at Ellsworth AFB. We recognize the difficulties and want to ensure you are satisfied with the details of your move. To obtain referral and relocation assistance, we encourage you to reach out for the personalized services provided by the Military Housing Office (MHO) staff. All incoming personnel are required by Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-6000 to report to the Military Housing Office before making any rental, lease, or purchase arrangements for off-base housing. Our office is located at 3025 Lincoln Dr., Bldg 8000. The MHO telephone number is (605) 385-2570.



Military members are entitled to various allowances to ensure the transition to a new location is as smooth and stress free as possible. If you have any questions about the allowance listed, please contact the MHO. 

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
Military members assigned to Ellsworth AFB receive Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). The purpose of the BAH program is to provide housing allowances to service members based on median housing costs in local civilian markets. The DoD determines the correct housing allowance to enable members to afford suitable housing within a reasonable distance of their duty location. The allowance is set based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependent status and is adjusted each year. 

For more information about your BAH, visit the Defense Travel Management Office website.