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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
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.
Most local housing is located in the Killeen, Harker Heights, and Copperas Cove areas. Commute time to Fort Hood is 10 to 15 minutes. Additional housing is available in Temple, Belton, Gatesville, and Lampasas, which is approximately a 30-minute drive.
The HSO provide assistance to Service-Members, Family Members and Department of Defense civilians with information on housing options in the Killeen area. Incoming personnel who are authorize to live outside the barracks have two housing options upon arrival to Fort hood. First option is in the local community and the second option is with the Military Privatized Housing. Per regulations, in processing through the HSO is mandatory prior to renting, leasing or buying a home in the local area.
Rental options for homes and apartments can be founded in the Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove Temple, Belton, Gatesville, and the Lampasas areas. All the communities are within a 30-minute drive to Fort Hood.
The HSO will provide Service-Members a list of registered rental agencies, with contact and website information, for viewing available rental in the area, and can provide information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. The HSO is the agency to contact for any housing related issues such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, lease review or any questions or issues concerning on-post and off-post housing.
Rental agencies and property managers in the area require a non-refundable administrative and rental/credit history fees. Also, a non-refundable pet deposit, and a security deposit equal to one month’s rent may be required to secure the rental unit. Once the lease is signed the document becomes a legally binding obligation. HSO recommend Service-Member do not sign the lease until a review of the property to ensure the condition of the property is adequate, suitable and affordable.
Additional, prior to signing the lease please ensure the lease contains the Service-Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The SCRA allows Military members to terminate the lease if orders are received to leave the area for more than 90 days period. In addition, we recommend completing the move-in inspection checklist within the allotted time and retain a copy of the signed document to mitigate costly penalty/repair fees when exiting the dwelling unit.
Once the decision have been made to purchase a new home. Consideration should be on the following factors; family size, affordability, location, amenities such as open space/yard, garage, distance from work and schools, etc. When selecting a realtor, ensure the agent/agency is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission. Also, make every attempt to solicit second and third opinions from other real estate resources, and ask questions of the realtor to ensure the best available purchasing options is selected.
A good guideline of how much you can afford to pay is to not exceed 29% of your household gross monthly income. Include monthly payments for insurance and taxes in your planning. Find out how much down payment and closing costs may be required.
The following documents and information are needed for processing a loan application:
There are mobile home parks that not only provide spaces, but also rent both furnished and unfurnished mobile homes. Contact the Housing Services Office before beginning your off-post housing search. The Housing Office can provide guidance in selecting one that fits your needs and entering into rental contracts. You can also get information from phone books provided by the Relocation Readiness program.
Residing in on-post housing is voluntary, not mandatory, except for personnel assigned to Key and Essential Positions, as designated by the Installation Commander. In processing through the Housing Services Office is mandatory.
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.
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.
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.
Service-Members can apply for on-post housing within 30 days of their arrival to Fort Hood and will receive an eligibility date for the housing requirement. If an application is made after the initial 30 days, the eligibility date will be the date of the application. The service member can apply at the Fort Hood Family Housing website. Applications are also accepted at the Housing Office, located at the Copeland Services Center, Building 18010 T.J. Mills Boulevard, 254-285-2313. For more Housing information regarding on post rental application visit the Fort Hood Army Housing Online User Services. Once the application has been submitted and screened, you will be contacted by a leasing agent. To apply for a home in Liberty Village, visit their website or call the Liberty Village office at 254-526-3788.
Exceptional Family Member Housing:
Service-Members who are enroll in the Exception Family Member Program (EFMP) can requests housing to support the EFM requirements. Service-Members must submit the EFMP Summary report with the housing requirement list on the Summary report to the HSO. The summary report will be reviewed by the Department Clinical Medical Services (DCMS) for evaluation and a recommendation provided to the RCI partner for housing support.
Single Service Member Housing
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.
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Residing in on-base housing is voluntary, not mandatory, except for personnel assigned to key and mission essential positions, designated by the Installation Commander. On-post housing consists of a total of 13 housing villages containing single housing and townhomes, with two to five bedrooms. Service-Members can apply for on-post housing within 30 days of their arrival to Fort Hood and will receive an eligibility date for the housing requirement. If an application is made after the initial 30 days, the eligibility date will be the date of the application. The service member can apply at the Fort Hood Family Housing website. Applications are also accepted at the Housing Office, located at the Copeland Services Center, Building 18010 T.J. Mills Boulevard, 254-285-2313. For more Housing information regarding on post rental application visit the Fort Hood Army Housing Online User Services. Once the application has been submitted and screened, you will be contacted by a leasing agent. To apply for a home in Liberty Village, visit their website or call the Liberty Village office at 254-526-3788.