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United States Army
Building 5400 Buffalo Soldier
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
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.
Welcome to the Fort Bliss Family Homes residential community at Fort Bliss in the heart of the Southwest, El Paso, Texas. Fort Bliss brings you the best of Texan living with over 4,000 housing units in eighteen distinctive neighborhoods. New construction and extensive renovations are making this mixed community of historical and modern homes the most exciting place to live. For more information please call Fort Bliss Family Homes office to learn more about types of homes and availability. Located at 1991 Marshall Rd., Fort Bliss, TX 79906. Phone # 1-866-771-4323.
Single Service Member Housing
Single Soldiers E5 and below are mandatorily assigned to barracks. For any information concerning Unaccompanied Housing please call (915) 568-6600 or (915) 568-4005.
Unaccompanied Housing (UH): Soldiers who obtained a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) to live off-post at their previous duty station may not qualify for a CNA at Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss uses a 95% occupancy Installation-wide to determine if a CNA is to be issued. Soldiers E5 and below, married to another SM on separate tours w/o family members, are required to reside in the barracks, BAH will not be authorized unless the other SM will arrive within 120 days (AR 420-1 Chap 3-18). Soldiers E5 and below, with joint custody, must have proof of 6 months or more of "continuous custody" to be authorized BAH (AR 420-1 Chap 3-3). DO NOT enter into a lease or binding contract without seeing a UH representative. The Garrison Commander is the only authority for CNA approval/disapproval and Exception to Policy(s) (ETP).
There are "NO" geographical bachelor quarters available on post.
All E-6 and above are authorized to reside off-post and receive BAH at the without dependent rate.
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Housing Office General InformationHousing office Address: T0070 Carter RoadFort Bliss, TX 79916
Fort Bliss Family Homes privatized housing offers over 4,000 housing units in 19 neighborhoods. Available for all ranks. Call 866-771-4323. Hours of operation:
For information outside hours of operation, visit Fort Bliss Family Homes.
El Paso's three large school districts are among the largest employers in the area. The unemployment rate for El Paso is 14.8%, compared to the U.S. unemployment rate of 14.7% in April 2020. Median household income $44,431.
Special Installation Messages
DSN provides long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by worldwide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long-distance charges may be incurred.
Some Off-post Services
Must Know Information
Service members are required to report to the Housing Services Office at their existing and new duty stations before making arrangements to rent, lease, or purchase off-post housing. Service members are further advised not to send monetary deposits for housing prior to contacting the HSO.
The Fort Bliss HSO understands the stress associated with relocating. Our team of professionals creates a warm welcome and soft landing for arriving/departing customers. Please stop by the HSO and let our trained staff assist you and your family with your housing needs. The HSO is located at Building T-0070 Carter Rd (Corner of Pleasonton Rd and Carter Rd). Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. Closed every third Thursday of the month from 12-4 p.m. Call 915-568-2653/8309 (commercial), or DSN 314-978-2653/8309.
For online housing information, visit Army Housing Online User Services.
Permissive Temporary Duty Travel
In order to receive the PTDY, commanders of units normally commanded by officers in the rank of lieutenant colonel or higher are authorized to approve PTDY. The soldier requesting the PTDY validation must be physically present at the gaining installation during the PTDY period. Since Fort Bliss housing is privatized, a verification of housing status at the gaining command is not required. If a soldier is authorized to take PTDY for house hunting after arriving at the gaining station, no housing stamp is required.