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REFERRAL AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE


Developing a sense of community here starts before you arrive at Mountain Home AFB. We recognize the efforts behind this transition and want to make sure you are satisfied with the details of your move. To obtain referral and relocation assistance, we encourage you to reach out for personalized services provided by the Military Housing Office (MHO) staff. 

Mountain Home, the seat of Elmore Co., is a rural community of approximately 15,000 people, located on the Snake River Plain, between the Danskin and Owyhee mountains about 40 miles South East of Boise. The nearby mountain ranges and Snake River offer an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. We enjoy a high desert climate, generally dry with warm summers and reasonably mild winters. The annual precipitation generally averages approximately 10".

School Information
For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live. Locally there are one charter school, 5 private schools, and 1 elementary, K-4 , located on Mountain Home AFB.

Following is a list of schools in the Mountain Home AFB area:
Mountain Home AFB Primary 
Public - Grades K-4
200 Gunfighter Ave, Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648 
(208) 832-4651

North Elementary School 
Public - Grades K-4 
290 East 12th North Street, Mountain Home, ID 83647 
(13.7 miles from Mountain Home AFB) 
(208) 587-2585

East Elementary School 
Public - Grades K-4 
775 North 10th East Street, Mountain Home, ID 83647 
(14.5 miles from Mountain Home AFB)
(208) 587-2575

West Elementary School 
Public - Grades K-4 
415 West 2nd North Street, Mountain Home, ID 83647 
(13.4 miles from Mountain Home AFB) 
(208) 587-2595

Hacker Middle School 
Public - Grades 5-6 
550 East Jackson Street, Mountain Home, ID 83647 
(14 miles from Mountain Home AFB) 
(208) 587-2500

Mountain Home Junior High 
Public - Grades 7-8 
1600 East 6th South Street, Mountain Home, ID 83647 
(14.6 miles from Mountain Home AFB) 
(208) 587-2590

Mountain Home High School 
Public - Grades 9-12 
300 South 11th East Street, Mountain Home, ID 83647 
(14 miles from Mountain Home AFB) 
(208) 587-2570

Richard McKenna School 
Charter - Grades 9-12
675 South Haskett Street, Mountain Home, ID 83647 
(11.8 miles from Mountain Home AFB) 
(208) 580-2449 

For your convenience, all community housing listings in the Housing On-line Military Enterprise System (HOMES.mil) include a link to schools in the area surrounding the listed house. 

HOUSING ALLOWANCES

Military members are entitled to various allowances to ensure the transition to a new location is as smooth and stress free as possible. If you have any questions about the allowance listed, please contact the MHO. 

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
Military members assigned to Mountain Home AFB receive BAH. The purpose of the BAH program is to provide housing allowances to service members based on median housing costs in local civilian markets. The DoD determines the correct housing allowance to enable members to afford suitable housing within a reasonable distance of their duty location. The allowance is set based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependent status and is adjusted each year. 

For more information about your BAH, visit the Defense Travel Management Office website.