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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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.
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. The housing office does not provide transportation, ask your sponsor for assistance. 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.
Housing Forms and Realtor Services Information
Norwegian Property Website
Translation Help - Commonly Used Terms on Property Websites
Due to the size of Norwegian homes we do not recommend shipping oversized furniture. Many bedrooms are small, have a sloped roof and narrow staircase leading to the second floor. 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.
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.
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 the
426th Air Base Squadron School Liaison website or contact the School Liaison at