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United States Army
Housing Services Office
T.J. Mills Blvd Corner of Battalion
Copeland Soldier Service Center, Building 18010, B209
Fort Hood, TX 76544
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.
All Service-Members in grades E-1 and above with a Family housing requirement may apply for on-post Family housing. In addition, military retirees, single Soldiers E6 and above, and all non-military who qualify are able to apply for On-Post housing via a background check.
The Privatized Family housing is managed by the RCI Partners Lend-lease and Universal Services. The on-post housing inventory consists of a total of 13 villages containing single housing and townhomes, with various housing sizes from two to five bedrooms.
Wait periods for leasing a home’s varies based on rank, bedroom requirements, and the number of personnel on the waiting lists. Wait time can be from 2 weeks to 12 months dependent on the occupancy rate.
Soldiers desiring to apply for on-post housing must do so within 30 days of their arrival at Ft Hood to receive an eligibility date back to the date of departure from last permanent duty station. If an application is made after the initial 30 days, the eligibility date will be the date of the application.
The military family housing at Fort Hood has been privatized under the Army's Residential Communities Initiative program authorized by the Military Housing Privatization Act enacted into law in 1996. The Department of the Army has a joint venture with Lend Lease for a 50-year project. In addition, there are 300 two bedroom houses that are owned and managed by Universal Services Fort Hood under a modified Ground Lease managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Most local housing is located in the Killeen, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove areas. Commute time to Fort Hood is 5 to 15 minutes. Additional housing is available in Temple, Belton, Gatesville and Lampasas which is approximately a 30-minute drive.
Fort Hood is committed to providing single Soldiers with a clean, healthy, and safe living area that provides privacy and comfort. Barracks are managed by a Garrison-Unit Partnership on Fort Hood under the Army Barracks Management Program (ABMP), with the military units managing the day-to-day assignment and termination process within the barracks footprint.
Certificates of Nonavailabilty — Fort Hood uses a 95% barracks utilization rate, installation-wide to determine if a CNA is to be approved and issued. Soldiers, E5 and below, married to another SM on separate tours without Family members, are required to reside in the barracks (AR 420-1, Chap 3-Chap 20/d). Currently, Single Soldiers, E6 and above or not authorized to live in the Barracks and have the option to apply for on-post Family Housing. To inquire, visit the Fort Hood Family Housing website, or contact the leasing office.
Soldiers E5 and below with joint custody, or court ordered to support family members (child support) may be authorized to reside off post (AR 420-1 Table 3-5 Priority III note 2). Please have a conversation with the unit leaderships for guidance on approval to live off-post. We recommend that Soldiers E5 and below with joint custody, or court ordered to support family members DO NOT sign a lease, prior to approval from finance and an endorsement from the military commander.