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Spangdahlem Townhomes

The 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 Spangdahlem AB, GE, you must visit the HMO within two work days of your arrival. 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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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  00-49-6565-61-7133
 DSN 00-49-314-452-7133
Email: 52CES.CEHHousing@us.af.mil
Address  Building 454
 Spangdahlem AB, Germany
Hours of Operation  M,W,Th,F - 8:00am - 4:00pm
 T - 10:00am - 4:00pm
 Closed U.S. and German
 Holidays
 (Central European Time)

   Unaccompanied Housing
Phone  00-49-6565-61-6692
 DSN 00-49-314-452-6692
Address  Building 454
 Spangdahlem AB, Germany 
Hours of
Operation
 M-F - 7:00am - 4:00pm
 (Central European Time)


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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/Exchange, 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.

    Spangdahlem AB, GE Housing
    - 139 Townhomes - 92 Stairwell units - 2 Duplex-type units 

    Amenities
    - Radiator and floor heating - Ceramic tile floors - Roll-up shutters - Laundry rooms - Carpeting in bedrooms and stair landings - Oversized one-car garage with remote - Located near Spangdahlem Middle and Elementary Schools 

    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.

    Furnishings
    For new arrivals, if household goods have not arrived, the Furnishings Management Section will provide you with loaner furnishings, such as living room, dining room, and bedroom furnishings which may be retained up to 90 days or until the receipt of household goods, whichever occurs first. Residents must schedule pick up of loaner items to coincide with household goods delivery or immediately thereafter. Contact the Furnishings Management Office at DSN 452-6802 (Commercial: 00-49-6565-61-6802) 

    Community Amenities
    Spangdahlem has a commissary, BX, chapel, bowling alley, fitness center, post office, youth center, and theater. 

    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. 

    School Information
    - School Liaison Office: DSN 452-6942 (Commercial: 00 49 6565 61 6942) - Elementary School: DSN 452-6881 (Commercial: 00 49 6565 61 6881) - Middle School: DSN 452-7205 (Commercial: 00 49 6565 61 7205) - High School: DSN 453-9393 (Commercial: 00 49 6561 61 9393)

  • Unaccompanied Housing Details

    At Spangdahlem AB we strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of Airmen. The Air Force recognizes that the management of Unaccompanied Housing (UH) facilities is critical to an Airman's development process. 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 in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each Airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on Squadron assigned) Unaccompanied Airmen in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above will move into housing in the local community. Please refer to the Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing. The permanent party UH campus at Spangdahlem AB consists of 844 rooms in 8 different dormitories. Amenities include basketball, volleyball courts and pavilions with concrete patios for outdoor grilling, patio furniture and bicycle stands.

    Base Specific Policy
     During your orientation, the ADL or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies. Base policy and Restrictions at Spangdahlem AB are outlined in the Dorm Resident Brochure.

    UH Management Office Staff
     The 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 Procedures
     As 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 Integrity
     In 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 Move
     Prior 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.

    Resident Responsibilities
     You 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 Program
     The 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 Program
     UH 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 Councils
     The 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.

    Termination
     It 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 Rooms
     When 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. Contact the UH Management Office to inquire about availability.

  • Community Housing

    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 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. .

    You must report to the HMO within two work days of arrival. We are located in Building 454. Our office hours are Mon, Wed-Fri, 0800 to 1600. Tuesdays we are open 1000 to 1600.
     
    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

    All military and DOD personnel who are authorized a housing allowance (BAH/OHA/LQA) are entitled to receive loaner furniture. Personnel are authorized a refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer, microwave, wardrobes, transformers, smoke detectors, and fire extinguisher for the duration of their tour. Temporary loaner furniture such as a couch, easy chairs, cribs, dining table, dining chairs, coffee table, double/single beds, and dresser drawers may be retained up to 90 days or until the receipt of household goods, whichever occurs first. Residents must schedule pick up of loaner items to coincide with household goods delivery or immediately thereafter. Contact the Furnishings Management Office at DSN 452-6802.

    Spangdahlem AB Housing Economy Agents:
    There are five economy (off-base housing referral) agents available to assist you. Each agent is a Spangdahlem AB employee and services a certain geographical area. It is important to make an appointment to see an agent as they are often out of the office acquiring or inspecting economy listings. They may be reached at 452-7133.

    Your sponsor should be your first line of support for transportation. We recommend personnel take the German Driving Test as soon as possible. Click Here for the manual. Also, ship your car as soon as possible. Rental cars can be expensive in Germany. Housing Referral agents can take you and your family to view listings by appointment only.

    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. German homes are very different from US homes. They are constructed of cinder-blocks and require daily airing. Otherwise, mold could form within the home and you could be held liable. Additionally, there are few stand-alone homes. Many homes contain two or three apartments under one roof. The landlords may live in one apartment and tenants in the other(s). Many older homes have recently been completely renovated and modern homes have recently been constructed. Generally speaking, 2/3/4 homes are available on any given day.

    For information about the housing allowances that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance or visit the Defense Travel Management Office website

    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.

    Realtor Services
    The use of German realtor services is discouraged because German leases are utilized. German leases require 90 days termination notice and 3 months' rent for security deposit. Additionally, the burden of change of occupancy maintenance is on the tenant, not the landlord. That means, you could be held responsible for all or a portion of the preparation for the next tenant when you terminate the lease.

    The HMO uses the USAFE sanctioned lease which benefits the military. The HMO ensures the government pays fair market value and the HMO can mediate on the tenant's behalf in case of a dispute. With a German lease, neither the HMO nor Base Legal can mediate for the tenant.

    School Information
    For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live.

    For more information about schools, visit www.spangdahlem.af.mil and www.dodea.edu

    Please contact the DoDD's School Administrative Offices at:

    - School Liaison Office: DSN 452-6942 (Commercial: 00 49 6565 61 6942)
    - Elementary School: DSN 452-6881 (Commercial: 00 49 6565 61 6881)
    - Middle School: DSN 452-7205 (Commercial: 00 49 6565 61 7205)
    - High School: DSN 453-9393 (Commercial: 00 49 6561 61 9393)

    We wish you and your family a safe trip and look forward to serving you.