Who is the Privatized Housing Resident Advocate and How Can They Help?
Privatized Housing Resident Advocates (RA) empower military residents to identify and resolve privatized housing challenges across Air Force installations. The Resident Advocate reports directly to the Installation Commander, advocates for housing residents and advises senior staff and leadership across the Wing. Resident Advocates are key advisors to Wing leadership and are responsible for crafting, leading and executing the strategy of critical advocacy services on behalf of military members and their families. RAs focus on maximizing mission readiness by driving a culture which ensures military members and their families live in safe, healthy and secure privatized housing residences. The RA organizes and maintains the Resident Council on behalf of the Installation Commander which meets quarterly. The Resident Council provides an opportunity for privatized housing residents to discuss health, safety and quality of life concerns with 9th Reconnaissance Wing leadership, the Military Housing Office and Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC). Lastly, the RA interacts with the community to ensure and sustain a positive relationship with BBC and the Military Housing Office. However, if complaints are not resolved, it is the RA's duty to relay that complaint to Wing leadership for resolution.
WHAT IS HEAT?
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.
Military Housing Office
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At Beale AFB, 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 BBC
For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Beale AFB visit the BBC website
The website provides information you need to know about the homes and amenities available in the privatized housing community.
Applying for Privatized Housing
Our Housing team is available to brief you on all the options you have for housing. You can provide your information by clicking on the link to HEAT (Housing Early Assistance Tool ) to fill in information about yourself and your housing needs.HEAT allows Service Members to begin the process of applying to Military Housing or getting information about living in the community. As soon as we receive your message, one of our housing professionals will contact you with the information you requested.
Applications can also be submitted upon arrival during your first visit to the MHO. Our staff will be able to assist in the completion of the application and will be able to discuss all your housing options. Please note, for walk-in applications, as long as you apply for housing within 30 days of arrival, you will be placed on the waiting list based on the date you departed your last duty station. If your application is turned in after 30 days of your arrival, the application date will be the date you turn it in.
Please be sure your application identifies and includes supporting documentation for an impending promotion or gain/change of dependents so that you can be placed in the appropriate housing category.
For off-base referrals, please visit the www.homes.mil website and enter Beale AFB in the "Find Properties" box at the top of the screen. We are looking forward to helping you with your housing needs.
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, Youth Center, Swimming Pool, Playgrounds, Parks and Picnic Areas, Fitness center and Athletic Fields, Golf Course and Bowling Center are just some of the amenities you will find at Balfour Beatty Communities.
As a resident of privatized housing, contact the Property Management Office to obtain more specific information on the services available at your location.
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, homes in the community are not metered and your rent will include these utility costs, up to your full BAH amount. For more information about your utilities, please contact the Property Management Office.
Personal Property Insurance
Renter’s Insurance is required prior to accepting a home.
Lone Tree Elementary School (K-5) is located in the housing area and is within walking distance for most neighborhoods
Bear River Middle School and Wheatland Union High School are located in the town of Wheatland. Bus transportation is available at various stops throughout the housing area, including the Youth Center.
At Beale 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 campuses at Beale AFB consists of two campuses. The West Campus has three buildings of the 2+2 standard (two rooms share a bathroom). The East Campus has two buildings of the studio standard and one building of the Dorms-4-Airmen standard (a 4- person module with private bedroom and a private bath with a shared common area of kitchen, living/social space, laundry and utility space. Amenities include laundry facilities at each building, TV lounges and a large dayroom with big-screen TV, pool table, ping-pong, foosball, a movie room and a kitchen. Behind the dayroom building is a patio area with natural gas and charcoal grills and lounge chairs.Specific restrictions for dormitory residents at Beale AFB such as no weapons, no smoking, no pets (except fish), no overnight guests, etc. are listed in the Unaccompanied Housing Brochure you will receive upon room assignment.Base Specific PolicyDuring your orientation, the ADL or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies.UH Management Office StaffThe 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 ProceduresAs 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 will show you which dormitory to report to for room assignment.Unit IntegrityIn 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 MovePrior 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 take you to Beale's Lodging Office to be assigned a Dormitory hospitality room until you can meet with an ADL or Dorm Manager to be assigned a permanent room. You will need to show the Lodging Office staff a copy of your orders.Resident ResponsibilitiesYou 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 ProgramThe 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 ProgramUH 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 CouncilsThe 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.TerminationIt 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 RoomsWhen 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.
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.
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.
Community Housing Units
Off-Base housing is approximately 5 to 20 miles from our various gates. Rentals are offered on a month-to-month basis or require a lease from 3 to 12 months. As a rule, it is difficult to find a rental that allows pets and when found, requires additional deposits.
Typical apartment rents are one bedroom $700-900, two bedrooms $750-$1000. Furnished apartments are very scarce; while rental furniture is available, it is expensive. Rental rates for houses are usually higher than apartment rates. In addition, the security and cleaning deposits are $250 to $300 higher.
Generally, apartment rents do not include gas and electricity. The utilities start at $65 & up a month, if you obtain a letter of credit from a former utility company the deposit may be waived. There is a fee to install telephones, if you have a telephone account history that can be verified you may not have to pay a deposit for the telephone.
Homes for sale on our area are plentiful. Costs depend on areas; it is difficult to find a nice home for less than $175,000.
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.
For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live.