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.
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Privatized Housing At Joint Base Andrews, military family housing is privatized. Liberty Park at Andrews 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 Liberty Park at Andrews. For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Joint Base Andrews, visit Liberty Park at Andrews' website,www.andrewsfamilyhousing.com. The website provides information you need to know about the homes and amenities available in the privatized housing community.Applying for Privatized Housing Once you know you are moving to Joint Base Andrews please contact Liberty Park at Andrews (301) 736-8082 or Click Here for information about privatized housing and details about the application process. Community AmenitiesPrivatized housing is comparable to housing in the local community and provides a wide variety of amenities and support services.Community features such as Playgrounds, Community Garden, Dog Park, Fitness Center, Community Center and Community Pool are just some of the amenities you will find at Liberty Park at Andrews.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, 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. You will need to pay the pro-rated rent directly to the Property Manager upon commencement of your lease. The Tenant Lease Agreement includes 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 Liberty Park at Andrews provides $20,000 personal property insurance, along with, $100,000 liability insurance at no cost to the resident. Upon commencement of your lease residents are encouraged to purchase an additional $20,000 in renters Insurance at the residents cost. Before purchasing additional insurance, please consult the Property Management Office for more information about coverage. School Information Imagine Andrews Public Charter School opened its doors on August 22, 2011, on Joint Base Andrews, to provide a new education opportunity for students in Kindergarten through Grade 4. The mission of Imagine Andrews is to create a challenging learning environment for students in the Andrews community while addressing the specific needs of the military child. Through effective classroom instruction, students of Imagine Andrews will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful students and responsible citizens. For more information visit the Imagine Public Charter School website. Andrews School Liaison is located at 1191 Menoher Drive, Joint Base Andrews AFB MD 20762, phone (301) 981-0057 for information on local area schools.
At Joint Base Andrews we strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of Airmen and Sailors. The Air Force and Navy recognize the management of Unaccompanied Housing (UH) facilities is critical to the development of Airmen and Sailors. 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 and Sailors in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each Airman and Sailor is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on building assigned) Unaccompanied Airmen and Sailors in the rank of E-4 with three 3 years of service and who have more than six months on station and who have not been designated as a priority 1 by the installation commander are authorized to receive Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and move into housing in the community. Please refer to the Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing.The permanent party UH campus on Joint Base Andrews consists of 7, 3-story dormitories. All dorms contain private bedrooms with a vanity area and share a bath. 5 dorms also share a kitchen. The 2 other dorms have community kitchens.Amenities in each dorm include dayrooms with a large screen television, pool tables and foosball tables, etc. Laundry facilities are also included in each dorm. The outdoor campus contains picnic shelters at each dorm and a centralized campus professional, competition level athletic arena with a lighted sand volleyball court and a lighted all-weather surface basketball court.Dorm Campus Restrictions1. No animals at all. 30 gallon aquariums are permitted for fish only, no snakes, lizards, etc. 2. The entire campus is a non-smoking area. Prohibition includes carrying lighted smoking material while walking anywhere on the campus. Smoking is limited to the designated smoking area for each dorm.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 must then contact the UH Management Office to notify them of your impending arrival date and work to secure you a dormitory room.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 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. Thirty (30) days prior to arrival reserve a room by filling out a Resident Data Form, which can be sent by email or delivered in person. 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 which must be approved by the Installation Commander. Personnel requesting space available status must submit a UH Hardship Expection to the UH Management Staff.
Housing in the Local CommunityThe Housing Management Office (HMO) 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 HMO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.Housing ServicesContact 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 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.Rental Partnership Program At Joint Base Andrews, the HMO supports the Rental Partnership Program to help military members obtain adequate housing in the community. The HMO 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 and utility deposits, no credit checks or application fees, a discount on market rental rates and immediate access to housing. Contact the HMO for more information about this program.Community Housing UnitsJoint Base Andrews, located in Prince George's County, Maryland is minutes to downtown Washington and adjacent to Northern Virginia. The cost of living is considerably above the national average. There are hundreds of options when it comes to apartments, condominiums, single family homes and townhomes for rent within the local commuting area. The monthly price range for rental properties, not including utilities, is approximately $1000 to $1925 for one and two-bedroom homes and up to $3600 or more for three bedroom plus homes.If privatized housing is not available or you are interested in living off base, please visit our community housing office for assistance with finding a new home within your BAH range. Personal Property Insurance You are encouraged 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 insurance, please consult the HMO for more information about coverage. School InformationFor families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live.For Washington metro area schools visit the Great Schools website.