Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Learn about the variety of housing possibilities available as well as information about setting up utilities in your home . Housing options are available to your unique situation including: housing for families, single service members, families that are enrolled in the exceptional family member program, pet owners and unaccompanied personnel. Explore your options to find a home that best fits your needs.
Visit the Air Force Housing website to find your new home with the Air Force. This website serves as a one-stop shop for airmen and their families to obtain information about the housing options and support services available to them at Air Force bases worldwide. Go online to Dyess Air Force Base government housing or www.dyessfamilyhomes.com for more information.
We offer government housing in seven neighborhoods:
Our inventory consists of 674 units of family in seven neighborhoods.
In Eagle Heights, Freedom Run, Patriot Acres, Liberty Crossing and Frontier Meadows, there are 326 three- and four-bedroom two-story duplex and single-family homes built in 2007-08. In Lonestar Trails, there are 85 two- and three-bedroom single-story duplex and single-family homes built in 2001. In Hunters Mesa, there are 173 two-, three- and four-bedroom duplex and single-family homes built in 1995-96. In Frontier Meadows, there are 90 two-, three- and four-bedroom two-story and single-story homes built in 2009.
Housing amenities include washer and dryer hook-ups, a stove, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, central heating and air conditioning, attached garages and fenced-in yards. There are numerous tot-lots located around the housing areas, as well as basketball courts and baseball fields. The base youth center is centrally located in the housing area. There are self-help stores in the housing areas. Residents are welcome to check out lawn equipment, and the store carries a variety of household items.
Restrictions at Dyess AFB include a limit of two pets uncaged per household. Dyess AFB follows the approved Air Force pet policy, established in May 2011, which prohibits all pit bulls (American Staffordshire terriers, English bull terriers), Rottweilers, Dobermans, Chows and wolf hybrids, or any mix breed of these dogs.
Applying for Government Housing
If you want to live in government housing, submit an advance application for assignment (DD Form 1746) through the housing management office at your losing installation with a complete copy of your permanent change of station orders. The effective date of the application is the date you depart your prior installation (including members with a temporary duty assignment en route) 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.
Housing in the local community
The Housing Management Office provides all Department of Defense 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.
Contact the HMO as soon as you know you are moving. The government housing team will provide you with 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-landlord dispute resolution, among others.
The HMO partners with landlords, real estate agents and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market. The HMO also monitors housing units offered for rent to the military community.
Community housing units
The housing situation around Dyess Air Force Base is very good. There are plenty of apartment complexes as well as duplexes and single-family homes that can be rented for a price within the military member's Basic Allowance for Housing. No housing areas in the Dyess area are off limits to military personnel.
For information about the housing allowances that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance.
Buying a home in Abilene, Texas
Home to more than 117,000 residents, Abilene is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. The areas of Abilene that see the most growth are in the southwest, along Southwest Drive, the Winters Freeway and the Buffalo Gap Road corridor; the southeast, along Loop 322, Oldham Lane, Industrial Drive and Maple Street; and in the northeast near the intersection of State Highway 351 and Interstate Highway 20. Many developments have begun in these three areas in the last few years.
There are three lakes in the city: Lytle Lake, on the western edge of Abilene Regional Airport; Kirby Lake, on the southeast corner of the U.S. 83/84 and Loop 322 interchange; and Lake Fort Phantom Hill in Jones County, in north Abilene.
Within the Abilene community, there are thousands of real estate agents to assist you in finding the home that fits your needs and is the home of your dreams. But before you commit to that purchase, consider contacting the Military and Family Readiness Center for some tips and techniques in home buying, and to review your finances and your budget to make sure all of your financial needs have been considered. Call the M&FRC at 325-696-5999 or visit us on Facebook.
Visit InMyArea.com to search for utility providers based on your zip code. This website serves as a one-stop shop where you can explore your options, compare prices and purchase services.
The new Air Force Housing website is the one-stop shop for housing information.