Travis AFB

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Privatized Housing

At Travis Air Force Base, CA, military family housing is privatized. Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) 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 Balfour Beatty Communities.

For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Travis, visit the Balfour Beatty 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 Travis. The military 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 utilize the HEAT to connect you with your future destination.

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 a community center, playgrounds, basketball courts, walking/fitness trails and a dog park are just some of the amenities you will find at Balfour Beatty Communities.

As a resident of privatized housing, contact Travis Family Homes to obtain more specific information on the 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

At this location, the rent currently includes all utility costs up to the full BAH amount. Contact the Property Management Office for more information.

Personal Property Insurance

You will be required to secure a renter’s insurance policy. While securing your renter’s insurance policy, please keep the following in mind:

•            Insurance is typically offered as liability only or liability + personal coverage. We recommend the latter option to protect your personal belongings, but it’s not required.

•            The liability coverage in your policy must be at least $100,000.

•            The policy start date must be inclusive of the move-in date.

•            AMC West Housing, LP must be listed as an interested party.

•            The named insured must include all residents on the lease.

•            The insured address must match the home address.

School Information

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

Travis has three different school districts. Please refer to their websites for more information on local schools.

Unaccompanied Housing

At Travis AFB we strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of service member. The Air Force recognizes that the management of Unaccompanied Housing (UH) facilities is critical to an service member 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 service member’s in the ranks of E-1 to E-3, and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each service member is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on location) Unaccompanied member’s 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 Travis AFB consists of two dormitory layouts. We have rooms that share kitchen and restroom areas and buildings that share only the restroom area, but with a community kitchen. The building that you will be assigned to is based off of your gaining unit.


Amenities include a standard twin size bed with a pillow top mattress, night stand, lamp, desk, desk chair, dresser, and two under bed storage drawers or wall closet. All rooms come with a regular closet as well as a vanity sink area. Each dormitory is also equipped with community laundry, exercise and day rooms. Dayrooms include TV's, couches, pool tables, ping pong tables, etc. The unaccompanied housing office also has the following items available to be checked out for 24 hour duration: Xboxs, Playstations, Wiis, vacuum and carpet cleaners, sports equipment, access to 2 car wash stations, grills as well as a few other items which will be briefed during your in-processing orientation.

Base Specific Policy

During your orientation, the Airmen Dorm Leader (ADL) or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies. See Referral and Relocation Assistance for restrictions in unaccompanied housing at Travis AFB.

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 Airmen 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. When reporting to the UH Management Office to in-process, please have a copy of your orders as let us know of any damage or non-working items in your room so we can have it fixed right away.

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 service member 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 service member, you may be authorized to move out of UH before reaching E-4 with greater than 3 years of service. The most senior service members 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

Travis AFB is located In Solano County. The local Housing area includes Fairfield, Vacaville and Suisun City. This is a high cost area so be prepared to possibly pay out of pocket for your rental. 2-bedroom apartments start at around $2300/month and 3-bedroom apartments are starting around $2500/month. The average cost for 3- OR 4-bedroom rental home starts out at about $3100 and continues upward.

Travis AFB is located within about an hour of San Francisco, California State Capital at Sacramento and the famous Napa Valley. Monterey Aquarium, Carmel and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are a few hours away. The Jelly Belly factory is also located in Fairfield. If you prefer winter sports, you can drive 2 and ½ hours to Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada.

For information about the BAH that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance or visit the DTMO official website.

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.

We highly recommend that you consider buying commercial insurance to protect yourself in case of a fire or major loss. This would be covered under a Renter's or a Homeowner's Insurance policy. Earthquake insurance is also available for an additional charge. Please check with your insurance agent 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.

Travis has three different school districts. Please refer to their websites for more information on local schools.

Military Housing Office

Phone (707) 424-1746
DSN 837-1746
Fax (707) 424-1475
DSN 837-1475
Address 344 Hangar Ave., Bldg 576
Travis AFB, CA 94535
Hours M Tu, Th, Fr - 8:00am - 4:00pm (PST)
Wed - 8:00am - 2:00pm (PST)

Privatized Housing

Phone (707) 437-4571
Fax (707) 437-1050
Address 1000 First Street
Travis AFB, CA 94535
Hours M-F - 7:00am - 5:00pm (PST)
Website Travis Family Housing

Unaccompanied Housing

Phone (707) 424-2776
DSN 837-2776
Fax (707) 424-3151
DSN 837-3151
Address 694 A Street
Travis AFB, CA 94535
Hours M-F - 7:30am - 4:30pm (PST)