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United States Army
Soldier and Family Readiness Center (SFRC) Consumer Affairs/Financial Assistance Program
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
Resources are available to help you understand and manage your finances, including one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family with financial readiness. Services are designed to focus on money management issues throughout your active-duty lifecycle and into retirement. Financial readiness educational opportunities range from basic planning to long-term investing. Check out the information below to see what’s available at your installation.
Although Fort Huachuca and the surrounding communities may not be considered high cost of living areas, Soldiers and their families are often surprised by the initial outlay of dollars required to get established in the community.
Soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca do not receive COLA.
Waiting time for government quarters will usually average from three to six months, depending on family size and needs; therefore families may need to rent a "temporary" house or apartment until they can obtain quarters. All newly assigned military personnel must report to the Housing Office prior to making any housing selection in the off-post community and prior to entering into any lease.
The average cost of a single family home purchase is approximately $200,000; townhomes or other attached units are approximately $113,447. On average, property taxes can run $4,000, and State Sales tax is 5.6%.
The average monthly cost of a three bedroom rental is $1,200, with utilities being an additional $150 to $250 a month depending on seasonal averages.
Arizona state law requires drivers to carry a minimum car insurance policy of $10,000 Property Damage, $15,000 to $30,000 Bodily Injury Liability insurance.
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is there when needed in a crisis making loans and grants. AER can meet unforeseen travel and related maintenance expenses, when applicable, due to extraordinary costs involved with permanent change of station (PCS) moves.
American Red Cross (ARC) offers 24-hour emergency services that include emergency messages, access to financial assistance and information and referral. For more information call the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337.
The Salvation Army provides food vouchers, clothing vouchers and assistance with reconnecting utilities. For more information contact The Salvation Army at 520-459-8411.
For medical emergencies, go to the hospital or military facility closest to you.
While a request for advance pay can provide funds to meet relocation costs, be aware that paying back the advance will be an automatic pay deduction and can reduce monthly income, in some cases, drastically.