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Privatized Housing

At McConnell Air Force Base, military family housing is privatized. Mayroad 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 Mayroad.

For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at McConnell, visit the Mayroad website. The website provides information you need to know about the homes, amenities and services available in the privatized housing community.

Applying for Privatized Housing

Contact the MHO as soon as you know you are moving to McConnell Air Force Base. 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 also apply for housing prior to your arrival online at

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 following are just some of the amenities you will find on-base at McConnell Air Force base with Mayroad.

  • Playgrounds
  • Walk/Running Trail
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Baseball fields
  • Convenient access to School Age Services and the Youth Center

Please contact the Community Management Office to obtain more specific information on the housing services available at McConnell Air Force Base.

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

Existing homes at McConnell Air Force Base are not metered for usage. The cost of your utilities is included in your BAH payment to Mayroad. In the future, new and renovated homes will be metered and Mayroad will establish a portion of the BAH as a utility allowance for your housing type. For more information about your utilities, please contact the Community Management Office.

Personal Property Insurance

Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the Property Management Office for more information about coverage.

School Information

School age children of families assigned to McConnell AFB and residing in Mayroad housing attend USD #260, Derby Public Schools. A valid birth certificate, Social Security number, and Kansas Certificate of Immunization are required for enrollment. A report card from the school the child is coming from is required if the child has been in another school.

The district operates nine elementary schools, one sixth grade center, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative high school.

  • Elementary Schools: The elementary program in Derby covers pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The latch key program is provided for all children in the district for before and after school child care.
  • Sixth Grade Center: This school provides transition from elementary to middle school.
  • Middle School: The middle school is organized around grade-level teams of students and teachers.
  • High School: Students in grades nine through twelve attend Derby High School. The curriculum offers academic, liberal arts, and vocational classes. Honors classes and Advanced Placement (AP) programs are offered at Derby High School. Derby Alternative High School provides a program for students who for various reasons are served better in an alternative setting. They actively participate in the ROTC program in this state.

    Additional information regarding USD 260 Derby can be obtained by calling (316) 788-8400 or at their website:

Unaccompanied Housing

At McConnell 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 McConnell consists of three buildings. Buildings 340/342 have private rooms with vanity area and shared kitchen and bath area. All rooms have exterior entrances. The third building, 350, also has private rooms with vanity and a shared bath. The rooms in this building open into a central corridor. There is a common kitchen on the first floor.


Amenities include washers and dryers provided for residents use at no cost. Dayrooms are provided in each building with residential style furniture, large flat screen TVs, and DVD players. Other activities available in dayrooms include: pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball, air hockey and shuffle board. Maintenance issues reported to the UH Managers are handle quickly through the base Civil Engineer Squadron.


Restrictions at McConnell include possession of fireworks, firearms, and weapons (MAFBI 31-101 identifies items considered firearms or weapons). Pets are not allowed, pets are defined as animals with fur or reptiles. Smoking is prohibited in all dormitories to include individual rooms, balconies, stairways and common areas. All media displays of nudity and or sexual in nature is PROHIBITED. Any pornographic, inflammatory, or any material that provokes the use of a controlled substance (illegal drugs) will not be openly displayed. Incense and candles may not be burned; these items may be used for decoration and aroma only in the room.

Hot plates, toaster ovens and convection ovens are NOT permitted. Cooking is permitted in government provided kitchen.

Base Specific Policy

During your orientation, the ADL or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all the Air Force and base-specific policies. You will receive a UH Resident Brochure which you, as a resident, will sign that you understand all the rules of living in UH.

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 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 you a dormitory room.

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.

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 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. Personnel in the ranks of E4 with greater than 3 years of service are allowed up to 30 days on a space available basis when PCSing into McConnell AFB. With a Memorandum for Record request from the gaining units First Sergeant. Contact the UH Management Office to inquire about room 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

Wichita Kansas and surrounding communities have a good assortment of apartments, condos/townhouses and single family homes. Utilities are not usually included the rent, but apartments typically cover trash and water (or complexes have a fixed amount added to the rent for water).

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.

The school district for Wichita, KS is USD 259, Wichita schools include traditional and magnet programs. Wichita has numerous elementary, middle and high schools.

The school district for McConnell AFB Family Housing is USD 260 Derby, Derby is a community just south of McConnell AFB, KS. Derby has several elementary, one sixth grade center, one middle school and one high school. The elementary school for McConnell Family Housing is Wineteer Elementary.

Other surrounding school districts include Andover - USD 385, Mulvane - USD 263, Haysville - USD 261, Maize - USD 266 and Goddard - USD 265.

Military Housing Office

Phone (316) 759-3169
DSN 743-3169
Address 2801 S Arnold Blvd
Wichita KS, 67210
Hours M-F - 8:00am - 4:00pm (CST)

Privatized Housing

Phone (316) 347-2929
Address 3001 S Arnold Blvd
Wichita KS, 67210
Hours M-Sat 8:00am - 5:00pm (CST)
Website The Mayroad

Unaccompanied Housing

Phone (316) 759-4611
DSN 743-4611
Fax (316) 759-4806
Address 57830 Pittsburgh St.
Building 642 Room 120,
McConnell AFB, KS 67221
Hours M-F - 7:30am - 4:30pm (CST)