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 MacDill Force Base, you must visit the MHO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.
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 MacDill, military family housing is privatized. Harbor Bay 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 Harbor Bay.
For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at MacDill, go to Harbor Bay at MacDill AFB. The website provides information you need about the homes and amenities available in the privatized housing community.
Applying for Privatized Housing Contact the HMO as soon as you know you are moving to MacDill. The government housing team will provide you the latest information about privatized housing and details about the application process. The HMO will also update you on any base specific policies regarding residing in privatized housing.
Community AmenitiesPrivatized housing is comparable to housing in the local community and provides a wide variety of amenities and support services, such as:
- Welcome Center- 24-hour fitness center- Swimming pool- Running trails- Playgrounds- Golf- Bowling
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 HousingSimilar 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 have an electric meter and are currently under live utility billing. Units are grouped together based on their size and construction and a seasonally adjusted electrical utility allowance is established. A few units have gas appliances and the cost is paid by the Property Management Office. For more information about your utilities contact the Property Management Office.
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 Property Management Office for more information about coverage.
School Information Hillsborough County School District supports MacDill Air Force Base
Grade K - 5Tinker Elementary School8207 Tinker StreetMacDill AFB, FL 33621(813) 840-2043
Grade 6 - 8Monroe Middle School 4716 Montgomery AvenueTampa, FL 33166 Approx. 8 miles from MacDill AFB(813) 272-3020
Grade 9 - 12Robinson High School 6311 South Lois AvenueTampa FL 33616 Approx. 2 miles from MacDill AFB(813) 272-3006
Welcome to MacDill AFB dormitories! Our Airman Dorm Leaders (ADLs) manage and maintain world-class facilities for Air Force, Army, Marine and Navy junior unaccompanied personnel.
Unaccompanied Housing (UH) is provided for all unaccompanied military in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each resident is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on building type)
Unaccompanied residents in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above are not required to live in the dorms and will live off base in the local community. See Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing.
All dorms on MacDill are three-story balcony accessed facilities. Common areas include television rooms, laundry, gaming rooms, a library and even a Cyber Café with free Wi-Fi.
Since 2008, MacDill has constructed two dorms in the style of "DORMS-4-AIRMEN" or Quads. Each quad contains a private bedroom, walk-in closet and bathroom, dining area, living room, kitchen, and laundry closet.
Amenities - Themed dayrooms throughout campus- Movie theater room with wide screen TV, Bose surround sound, blu-ray player and stadium leather seating- Library/study dayroom with donated books available for checkout- Wingman's café where residents may cook their own meals- Two flat panel TVs in the kitchen or the dining area- Restaurant style booths- Bar stools and tables for small or large gatherings- Cyber café with oversized couches, chairs and flat panel TVs- Four laptops connected to a commercial internet service- Wi-Fi available for personal wireless devices
Restrictions - No overnight guests, pets, minors or unauthorized personnel (co-habitation is prohibited)- Residents may not remove furnishings from UH facilities - Tobacco use is not authorized in the dorms or within 25 feet- No open flames - No underage drinking/drug use - No fireworks and firearms allowed in dorms, but weapons may be turned into the Security Forces armory for storage- Quiet hours are 24/7- Suites and Quads are assigned by gender. Males and females may be in the same facility, but there are no mixed-gender suite/quad assignments.
Base Specific PolicyDuring your orientation, the Airman Dorm Leader (ADL) or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies. Please contact your ADL within the first 2 duty days after your arrival to schedule your in-processing appointment.
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. 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 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 MovePrior to travel, arrange to meet your sponsor or someone from your unit upon arrival at the gaining installation. If possible, send a copy of your PCS orders to your sponsor to provide to your ADL. This will make it easier for your sponsor to acquire a room for you and for the ADL to reserve you a room and load you in their system as an in-bound resident.
If you arrive on a business day during normal duty hours, have your sponsor escort you to the UH Management Office. Your ADL will schedule an in-processing briefing appointment where they will take you through the process of checking your room, 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 and linens from your ADL until you can meet with them at a later date.
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 at your request. 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 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 residents 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 your ADL for procedures you must follow to clear your room. In certain circumstances, such as to make space available for more junior military members, you may be authorized to move out of UH before reaching E-4 with greater than 3 years of service. The most senior residents 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. Personnel must send requests to their First Sergeant who will submit it for review and approval with the 6th Mission Support Group Commander through his/her Superintendent.
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.
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.
In addition, volunteer Realtors from the Greater Tampa Area Realtors Association are available in the Housing Office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 0900 to 1200. The volunteers can assist you with rental property searches and offer community housing information and assistance free of charge.
Rental Partnership Program
At MacDill AFB, the MHO supports the Rental Partnership Program to help military members obtain adequate housing in the community. The MHO and local landlords enter into agreements to offer service members special rental benefits above what other tenants receive. Typical benefits might include a waiver of security deposits, no credit checks or application fees, a discount on market rental rates and immediate access to housing. Contact the MHO for more information about this program.
Community Housing Units
Community housing in the MacDill AFB area is abundant, varied, and generally, affordable. Rental housing ranges from small apartments to large multi-story homes. Many new and pre-owned homes are available for sale for an average cost of $80,000 - $300,000.
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. Research all your options so you have the best coverage for your possessions. Costs will vary depending on how much coverage you choose. Before purchasing your insurance, consult the MHO for more information about coverage.
For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live. Parents of school-age children are encouraged to research schools prior to signing a lease for housing.
Hillsborough County School District supports MacDill Air Force Base
Grade K - 8
Tinker Elementary School
8207 Tinker Street
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Grade 9 - 12
Robinson High School
6311 South Lois Avenue
Tampa FL 33616
Approx. 2 miles from MacDill AFB