Welcome to Osan AB Housing

Seorakasan Tower at Osan ABThe Military Housing Office(MHO) 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 Osan AB you must visit the MHO. 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.

***Attention*** Our unaccompanied housing process has changed.  Please have your sponsor contact your gaining First Sergeant to obtain a dorm room.  The 51st CES Housing email address is no longer taking request for unaccompanied housing.


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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.

contact information

   Military Housing Office

Phone  0505-784-1840
 DSN 315-784-1840
Address  51st CES/CEIH
 Bldg 600 Unit 2129
 APO AP 96278-2129
Hours of Operation

M, T, Th,-F - 0800-1530
W 0800-1500
Closed for training @ 12:00 on the first Thursday of each month

Closed on all U.S.
and Korean holidays

   Unaccompanied Housing

Phone  011-8231-661-1840/6146
 DSN 784-1840/6146
Address  Unit 2129
 APO AP 96278-2129
Hours of
 M-F - 0800-1530 Closed on the third Thursday of each month and on U.S. Holidays.

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Housing Options

  • Government Housing

    For many families, living in government housing provides easy access to a wealth of community services and amenities such as schools, youth programs, Commissary/Exchange, and food services. This is especially true in overseas locations where you will find yourself dependent on the support facilities and services on the installation much more than those in the U.S. Living in government housing provides a safe and secure place to reside and provides a mentoring and supportive environment for families. Government housing is provided to military members who meet the appropriate criteria.

    This includes:
    - Members with dependents authorized to reside with them
    - Military-Married-to-Military couples assigned to same or adjacent base and reside jointly
    - Civilian employees designated by the installation commander as Key and Essential

    Contact the Military Housing Office (MHO) if you have any questions about the housing eligibility criteria at this location.

    We are required by AFI 32-6000 to maintain 98% occupancy in Military Family Housing here at Osan Air Base. This may affect your ability to choose between on/off base housing. Please notify the Housing Office if you have any extenuating circumstances or other requirements that may affect your housing selection that you would like to address prior to your arrival.

    Osan Housing Inventory
    - Single homes (General Officer Housing)
    - Townhouses (Senior Officer Housing)
    - Apartment type high-rise tower units

    Housing amenities
    - Appliances
    - Parking garage
    - Playground areas

    Aggressive dogs are prohibited in government housing. Aggressive or potentially aggressive breeds of dogs are defined as a Pit Bull (American Staffordshire Bull Terrier or English Staffordshire Bull Terrier), Rottweiler, Doberman pinscher, Chow and wolf hybrids. Prohibition also extends to other breeds of dogs or individual dogs that demonstrate or are known to demonstrate a propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior.

    Applying for Housing
    Please submit a request for housing assistance, by utilizing HEAT.mil, prior to your arrival at Osan AB. A Housing Staff member will contact you with guidance and instructions for processing your housing application. The effective date of the application is the date you depart your prior installation (including members with TDY en route) or the date ordered to active duty. A housing application can be submitted during your first visit to the MHO in the event an application cannot be submitted prior to arriving. MHO staff will be able to assist in the completion of the application and will review PCS orders and housing options with you. Make sure your application identifies and includes supporting documentation for an impending promotion or gain of dependents so that you can be placed in adequate housing.

    On-base FH amenities include stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and dryer. The Furnishing Management Section (FMS) may also provide a Loaner Kit consisting of an array of basic furniture items such as beds, sofa, table, chairs, etc. The Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC) has a Loan Locker that provides additional amenities to include pots and pans, plates, cups, small appliances, etc. Both the FMS and the AFRC household furnishings issued are only authorized until the arrival of your household goods. Applications can also be submitted upon arrival during your first visit to the MHO. MHO staff will be able to assist in the completion of the application and will review PCS orders and housing options with you. For walk-in applications, as long as you apply for government housing within 30 days of arrival, you will be placed on the waiting list effective the date you departed from your previous installation. After 30 days, the application date will be the date of the walk-in.

    Make sure your application identifies and includes supporting documentation for an impending promotion or gain of dependents so that you can be placed on the appropriate waiting list.

    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. Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the MHO for more information about coverage.

    School Information
    Three (3) DOD schools are location on Osan AB:

    Osan American Elementary School
    Unit #2037
    APO AP, 96278-2037
    School Phone Numbers
    DSN: 784-6912
    Call from Korea: 031-661-6912
    Call from USA: 011-82-31-661-6912

    Osan American Middle School
    Unit #2037
    APO AP, 96278-0005
    School Phone Numbers
    DSN: 784-7256 or 7262
    Call from Korea: 031-661-7256 or 7262
    Call from USA: 011-82-31-661-7256 or 7262

    Osan American High School
    Unit #2037
    APO AP, 96278-2037
    School Phone Numbers
    DSN: 784-9076 or 9096 or 9098
    Call from Korea: 031-661-9076 or 9096 or 9098
    Call from USA: 011-82-31-661-9076 or 9096 or 9098

  • Unaccompanied Housing

    At Osan AB, we strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of Airmen. The Air Force recognizes that the management of Unaccompanied Housing (UH) facilities is critical to an Airman's development process. UH is a personal residence and we strive to provide a modern, functional, well maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignity.

    UH is provided for unaccompanied Airmen, of all ranks, as space permits. Each Airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for compfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on location).

    The permanent party UH campus at Osan AB consists of single rooms with a shared bath and/or kitchen area with one to three suite mates.

    -­ Wall-to-wall carpeting
    ­- Refrigerators
    ­- Modular furniture
    ­- Centralized kitchens in common areas, if not in the room
    ­- Dayroom

    -­ No pets
    ­- Smoke-free dormitory
    ­- Government furniture may not be removed from the dorm room without prior approval

    Base Specific Policy
    During your orientation, the ADL or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies.

    UH Management Office Staff
    The UH Management Office is staffed with professionals that can assist with all of your housing needs. Staffs vary but can be comprised of non-commissioned officers (NCO), Senior NCOs and some bases have civilian employees. The assigned military are Airman Dormitory Leaders (ADL). These members are highly motivated personnel dedicated to ensuring that residents receive quality service. ADLs will provide you guidance and advice on UH life as well as mentor you on succeeding in the Air Force.

    Assignment Procedures
    As soon as you are notified of your assignment, contact your gaining unit and request to be assigned a sponsor. Your sponsor will be another military member assigned to your unit and will assist with your move. The sponsor or gaining unit must then contact the UH Management Office to notify them of your impending arrival date and work to secure a dormitory room for you.

    Unit Integrity
    In most cases, you will be assigned a room in an area of the dormitory set aside for the personnel who work in your unit. This is to promote camaraderie among squadron members. If a room is not available near other members of your unit, you may be assigned a temporary room until one with your unit becomes available.

    Planning Your Move
    Prior to travel, arrange to meet your sponsor or someone from your unit upon arrival at the gaining installation.

    If you arrive on a business day during normal duty hours, have your sponsor escort you to the UH Management Office. An ADL or a civilian Dorm Manager will take you through the process of checking you into your room and performing a move-in inspection and inventory of the allotted furnishings and supplies.

    If you arrive on the weekend or after normal duty hours, have your sponsor make arrangements to pick up your room key from the UH Management Office or acquire a hospitality room for you until you can meet with an ADL or Dorm Manager. If you obtain your room key outside of normal duty hours, it is still a mandatory requirement to report to the UH Management Office the next duty day for in-processing.

    Helpful items to bring with you to Osan
    -­ Vacuum cleaner
    ­- Small area rugs
    ­- TV
    ­- Stereo
    ­- Alarm clock
    ­- Coffee maker
    ­- Ironing board, iron and linen (currently, no linen is supplied to NCO residents)

    Resident Responsibilities
    You will be expected to keep your room and any shared living space clean and tidy. Cleaning supplies and equipment can be provided to you free of charge. You will also be accountable for your room and the furnishings provided. Residents may be held liable for any damages beyond normal fair wear and tear. See your ADL or UH Management Office representative if you have any questions about your resident responsibilities.

    Inspection Program
    The Installation Commander establishes a base-wide UH inspection program focused on health and safety. Squadron Commanders and unit First Sergeants implement the inspection program and visit rooms to ensure that all residents from their squadron comply with installation standards.

    Bay Orderly Program
    UH residents are expected to assist in the cleaning and upkeep of common areas and shared facilities of their "home." You will periodically be detailed to perform essential cleaning and minor maintenance around the UH campus.

    Dormitory Councils
    The Airmen Dormitory Council is the forum by which residents of an individual dormitory or group of dormitories address concerns about their living environment with a panel of their peers. The purpose of the council is to establish standards for all residents, present solutions for problem areas, establish positive recreational activities and identify facility and furnishing improvements. Participation at your location is a chance to be involved in shaping your living environment and provides an opportunity for personal growth and development in the areas of leadership and personal relationships. Ask your ADL or UH Management Office representative about how you can get involved.

  • Community Housing

    The Military Housing Office (MHO) 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 MHO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.

    Housing Services
    Contact the MHO 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 MHO partners with landlords, realtors and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market.

    The MHO monitors off-base rental listings to ensure that they are safe and adequate.

    The MHO can assist you by:
    - Providing translation services to establish appointments to view available units
    - Reviewing lease contracts
    - Assisting in resolving utility services, where applicable
    - Providing furnishings support. See Furnishings Management for a list of the Duration of Tour Items available.
    - Provide a Community Housing Brief prior to initiating and processing a lease agreement
    - Translate between Member and Landlord when required.

    After you move into your home, the MHO is available for on-going assistance with translation services should you need to communicate with your landlord.

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

    Osan Air Base's Housing Referral Service is a part of the MHO, assisting all employees working at Osan AB to find suitable nondiscriminatory rental housing in the local commuting area. All accompanied and unaccompanied Department of Defense (DoD) employees must report to the MHO before entering into any rental, lease, or purchase agreement for off-base housing. Reporting to the MHO is important, primarily to protect DoD personnel against discrimination and ensure they understand their rights and obligations when living in the local community.

    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. Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the MHO for more information about coverage.

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

    Department of Defense Dependent Schools:
    - Osan American Elementary School - DSN 315-784-6912
    - Osan American Middle School - DSN 315-784-7256
    - Osan American High School - DSN 315-784-9076