Leasing a home in a Military Family Housing community gives active-duty military families an affordable way to live in safe, conveniently located neighborhoods where military families thrive. These communities – located on or near a duty station – offer affordable, high-quality housing options that meet the unique needs of military families with best-in-class services and amenities for the whole family to enjoy.
Almost one-third of active-duty military families live in Military Family Housing, which can be found on over 150 installations across the country. Military Family Housing communities are made possible through partnerships between each branch of the Armed Services and highly experienced residential real estate developers who design, build, and manage homes that fit the needs of today’s military family. These business partnerships enable military housing providers to build new homes and continuously improve existing homes with attractive upgrades, including modern floor plans and new appliances, designed with the needs of military families in mind.
Prospective residents benefit from a simplified leasing process that leverages a Universal Lease across all privatized military housing communities, supporting first-time applicants and providing a smooth transition process for families who frequently receive Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. In addition, through mobile apps and online portals, residents of privatized housing can manage and track work orders in real-time. Offering innovative approaches to property management services is at the heart of what we do and helps keep military families well-connected to housing providers when they need them most.
As housing prices continue to rise, with the median rental price increasing 16% since January, many military families are struggling to find affordable housing options and need better options now more than ever. When you choose to live in a military housing community, your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) covers the total cost of living in the community – eliminating out-of-pocket expenses. Your BAH covers rent, utilities, 24/7 maintenance, landscaping services, trash/recycling removal, and pest control. You will also have access to amenities like fitness centers, playgrounds and tot lots, common areas, swimming pools, community centers, dog parks and sports courts, to name a few.
Active-duty military families deserve to get the most for their BAH, especially in today’s hot housing market. With the cost of renting a home soaring around the country, there has never been a better time to live in a privatized military housing community.