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United States Army
1520 Freedman Drive
301-619-3224 or 301-619-3419
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
When planning for a move with the military, you might consider moving into government housing. Government housing is owned and maintained by the Department of Defense and is typically on the installation. Eligibility and availability for this type of housing may vary by service member, family size and installation. Learn more about the different options, benefits and discounts that may be available to you through government housing.
There are 355 total units on Ft. Detrick. Balfour Beatty Communities is responsible for the operation and maintenance of family housing. They are located at 6000 Ditto Avenue. For leasing please call 240-379-6410. After in-processing is conducted through unit, application can be made at Balfour Beatty.
There are 353 total units: 21 of the homes are reserved for officers (O4 and above) and two for CSMs. You can view floor plans on the Balfour Beatty Communities website. Stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers and washer/dryer hook-ups are in all homes. All units have cable television, telephone and are internet ready. There is ample storage. Some have garages and all have adequate and overflow parking. Balfour Beatty maintains the lawn.
Residents living in Catoctin View and Monocacy Meadows will release their BAH to Balfour Beatty. If the family is AD dual military, only the senior member or the member drawing BAH with dependent rate will release the BAH to Balfour Beatty, whichever is higher. All other neighborhoods are market rent.
Two uncaged pets are allowed per home and no exotic pets will be permitted - only dogs, cats, birds, or fish. Additionally, the following dog breeds are restricted: Akita, Chow, Doberman, Pit Bull, Rotweiller, American Staffordshire Terrier, English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, wolf hybrids and/or other breeds with dominant traits geared toward aggression. Dogs and cats are permitted provided they do not become a nuisance. All pets must be current with their vaccinations, registered on the installation, and have a current photo onfile with Balfour Beatty Communities.
The single soldier housing program falls under Army Barrack Management Program (ABMP). Each unit has their primary and alternate building manager. When the single service members sign into their units, their unit building manager is responsible for assigning them a room and a storage cage. There is adequate space for single Soldiers in pay grades E1-E5. Order, a current LES, and a duty telephone number are required for in-processing.
There are five buildings, which were constructed in 1998. In accordance with recent changes in Army policy, incoming single Soldiers in the grade of E6 will be authorized basic allowance for housing (BAH) at the without dependent rate and will be required to reside off post. Additionally, geographical bachelors (Soldiers entitled to BAH at the "with dependent" rate, who are voluntarily separated from their family members) are not authorized assignment to barracks