The 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 Lajes Field, 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.
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
765 ABS/CEIH, UNIT 7790,
APO AE 09720-5000
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Currently at Lajes Field all military and civilians are living off base. There are no quarters available on base. For more information, contact your Military Housing Office (MHO)
Housing in the Local Community
The Housing Management Office (HMO) 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 HMO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.
Contact the HMO 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 HMO partners with landlords, realtors and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market.
The HMO monitors off-base rental listings to ensure that they are safe and adequate.
The HMO can assist you by:
- Providing translation services to establish appointments to view available units
- Assisting on the lease contracts
- Assisting with utility services
- Providing furnishings support. See Furnishings Management for a list of the Duration of Tour Items available.
During the initial housing briefing, you will be given a map and pertinent information regarding the local off base community. You will be provided access to information concerning available rental listings (including rental price, location, utilities payable, number of bedrooms, pictures, etc). Once you have determined which available unit(s) fit your needs, contact the HMO to schedule an appointment to view the unit(s).
After you choose the unit you want to rent, the HMO will set up an Initial Inspection and the government furnishings delivery. Rent is required to be paid in advance.
After you move into your home, the HMO is available for on-going assistance with translation services should you need to communicate with your landlord.
Community Housing Units
The HMO provides up-to-date listings of available economy units, translation services and landlord/tenant mediation.
Not authorized to ship pets to Lajes, Azores