Davis-Monthan AFB

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Privatized Housing

At Davis-Monthan, military family housing is privatized. Actus Lend Lease/Soaring Heights Communities owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Soaring Heights Communities.

For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Davis-Monthan, visit the Soaring Heights Communities website.

The website provides information you need to know about the homes and amenities available in the privatized housing community.

Applying for Privatized Housing

Contact the MHO as soon as you know you are moving to Davis-Monthan AFB. The government housing team will provide you the latest information about privatized housing and details about the application process. The MHO will also update you on any base specific policies regarding residing in privatized housing.

You may submit an Application for Assignment to Housing, or visit the Soaring Heights website to apply and view documents, floor plans and amenities in privatized housing.

Community Amenities

Privatized housing is comparable to housing in the local community and provides a wide variety of amenities and support services.

Community features such as the Welcome Home Center, playgrounds, walking trails, basketball court, Roller Hockey Rink and Splash Park are just some of the amenities you will find at Soaring Heights Communities.

Current and potential residents can visit the website or contact the Property Management Office to obtain specific information on the amenities and services available.

Paying Rent for Privatized Housing

Similar to living in the local community, you will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease includes a military clause and a lease termination clause. You pay your monthly rent by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the Property Manager. If your move occurs prior to the allotment start date, then you will need to pay the pro-rated rent directly to the Property Manager. The Tenant Lease Agreement spells out all relevant rent payment terms and conditions.

Gas and Electric Utilities

As of February 2023, on-base housing/Soaring Heights Communities has suspended the DOD mandated Utility Allowance (UA) program. As all standard utilities (water, sewer, trash, and electric) are currently included in the rental rate/lease agreement.  Once the UA program has been reinstated, Soaring Heights Communities will then take the necessary steps to inform all current, and future tenants regarding the revisions and standards pertaining to the policies and procedures of the program. The core intent of the UA program is to heighten resource awareness, as well as promote energy conservation. Should you have any questions regarding the pending implementation of the UA program, please call the Soaring Heights Welcome Home Center at: 520-745-5024.

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.

School Information

On-base School

  • Borman Elementary (K-5)

Unaccompanied Housing

At Davis-Monthan AFB 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 in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each Airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on location)

Unaccompanied Airmen in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above will move into housing in the local community. Please refer to the Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing.

The permanent party UH campus at Davis-Monthan AFB consists of 8 buildings and 742 rooms.

Amenities include "The Loft", Airman Ministry Center, which includes a full kitchen, movie room, 5 flat screen televisions, and video game systems. The Loft is managed and maintained by the Base Chapel and volunteers.

Specific restrictions at Davis-Monthan AFB are identified in the UH Residents Brochure.

Base Specific Policy

During your orientation, the ADL or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies. Smoking policy, pet restrictions, etc. are specified in the UH Residents Brochure.

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. Your sponsor or gaining unit must then contact the UH Management Office to notify them of your impending arrival date and work to secure you a dormitory room.

Planning Your Move

Prior to travel, arrange to meet your sponsor or someone from your unit upon arrival.

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.

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.


It is mandatory for unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service to reside in UH. An E-4 residing in UH reaching 3 years of service may be authorized to move out of UH and into local community housing. Contact the UH Management Office for procedures you must follow to clear your room. In certain circumstances, such as to make space available for more junior Airmen, you may be authorized to move out of UH before reaching E-4 with greater than 3 years of service. The most senior Airmen are released first. Your ADL or UH Management Office representative will advise residents when early release is necessary.

Space Available Rooms

When there is an excess of dormitory rooms, personnel in the ranks of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above may be eligible to reside in UH on a space available basis.

Contact the UH Management Office to inquire about availability.

Community Housing

Housing in the Local Community

The Military Housing Office (MHO) provides all DoD personnel with personalized services to assist in locating suitable housing in the local community. Although moving is sometimes stressful, it can also be an exciting opportunity to live off base and experience a new location. 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 and offer complete referral services and relocation assistance to make sure you find a quality place to live.

Support services range from helping members understand their lease agreements and the necessity for a military release clause to assisting in resident and landlord dispute resolution, among many others.

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 also monitors housing units offered for rent to the military community.

Community Housing Units

Tucson, located in Pima County, has a rental market that draws in new people on a regular basis since it is a low cost area and has a variety of houses, condominiums, and apartments available for rent. The median home price in Tucson is approximately $375,000. The average monthly rent for a two bedroom is $1,500, a three bedroom is $2,000, and a four bedroom is $2,200. The community is made up of many retired and military families.

Blessed with the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of 350 sunny days a year, residents here enjoy a high quality of life and maintain the friendly, caring atmosphere of a small town.

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

Personal Property Insurance

Renter's insurance is not provided by Soaring Heights Communities; and it is highly suggested for the service member to acquire a form of renters insurance, as it can provide coverage for mechanical incidentals, natural disasters, and can assist in negating additional charges upon move out.

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.

You can also visit GreatSchools.org for information about schools in the Tucson area.

Military Housing Office

Phone (520) 228-3687
Email 355CES.HMO@us.af.mil
Address 8090 Ironwood Street
DMAFB, AZ 85708
Hours 700-1700 (MST)

Privatized Housing

Phone (520) 745-5024
Fax (520) 745-5054
Email DMAFBInfo@soaringheights.net
Address 8090 Ironwood Street
DMAFB, AZ 85708
Hours 8:00am-5:00pm (MST)
Website SoaringHeights.net

Unaccompanied Housing

Phone (520) 228-3003
Email 355CESDormManagement@us.af.mil 
Address 5350 East Kachina Street
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
Hours 7:00am-4:00pm (MST)