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Welcome to RAF Menwith Hill Housing


Menwith Hill Family HousingThe Housing Management Office (HMO) 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 RAF Menwith Hill you must visit the HMO within 48 hours. 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.

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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.

COntact Information

   Housing Management Office
Phone  (44) 01423-777886
 DSN 262-7886
Fax  (44) 01423-777817
 DSN 262-7817
Email: housing2@menwithhill.af.mil
Address  B416, Room 021
Hours of Operation  M-F - 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Housing Options

  • Government Housing

    For many families, living in government housing provides easy access to a wealth of community services and amenities such as schools, youth programs, Commissary/Exhange, and food services. This is especially true in overseas locations where you will find yourself dependent on the support facilities and services on the installation much more than those in the U.S. Living within government housing provides a safe and secure place to reside and provides a mentoring and supportive environment for families.

    Government housing is provided to military members who meet the appropriate criteria.

    This includes:
    - Members with dependents authorized to reside with them
    - Military-Married-to-Military couples assigned to same or adjacent base and reside jointly

    Contact the Housing Management Office (HMO) if you have any questions about the housing eligibility criteria at this location.

    RAF Menwith Hill Housing
    We offer government housing in 1 location:
    - Menwith Hill Station

    Our inventory consists of  4 bedroom houses. Housing amenities include: Garages, yards and 2nd bathroom

    Restrictions at RAF Menwith Hill include: No disabled living facilities; no more than 2 dogs in a property.

    Applying for Government Housing
    If you desire to live in government housing, please submit an advance application for assignment (DD Form 1746) through the HMO at your losing installation with a complete copy of your PCS orders. The effective date of the application is the date you depart your prior installation (including members with TDY enroute) or the date ordered to active duty.

    Applications can also be submitted upon arrival during your first visit to the HMO. HMO staff will be able to assist in the completion of the application and will review PCS orders and housing options with you. For walk-in applications, as long as you apply for government housing within 30 days of arrival, you will be placed on the waiting list effective the date you departed from your previous installation. After 30 days, the application date will be the date of the walk-in.

    Please be sure your application identifies and includes supporting documentation for an impending promotion or gain of dependents so that you can be placed on the appropriate waiting list.

    Community Amenities
    - Family Support Center
    - Commissary
    - Base Exchange (BX)
    - Post 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 HMO for more information about coverage.

  • Community Housing

    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.

    Housing Services
    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
    - Negotiating lease contracts
    - Assisting in establishing utility services
    - Providing furnishings support. See Furnishings Management for a list of the Duration of Tour Items available.

    When you arrive in the UK your sponsor should show you around the area and help you find local realtor services. Your sponsor should also be able to drive you to realtor appointments until you have your own vehicle.

    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.

    There is always a good selection of rental homes in local towns and villages. The selection includes modern properties on housing estates, in apartment blocks or old cottages and conversions of older buildings like barns. Homes in the UK are generally smaller than homes in the US and staircases are usually much narrower. You may want to consider leaving very large pieces of furniture behind; e.g. California king size bed.

    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.

    Many agents will insist you have insurance to an agreed amount to cover any serious damage to a rental property.

    Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the HMO for more information about coverage.

    Realtor Services
    The use of local realtor services is typically unnecessary and is not recommended unless a home for rent is only listed with a specific realtor. In OCONUS, if you choose to use realtor services, discuss fees up front, as some realtors charge a finder's fee and government reimbursement is rarely authorized. To request government reimbursement for realtor services in OCONUS, you must submit a request for authorization through the HMO before signing a lease or contract. In CONUS, fees for realtor services are not reimbursable.

    The Housing Office will pass you a list of local letting agents. Please note that they do not usually offer a service to transport you to viewings public or private.

    School Information
    Local Community Schools are available