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United States Army
Housing Services Office (HSO)/Residential Communities Initiative (RCI)
Bldg 4553 Tippecanoe
Ft. Irwin, CA 92310
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.
Housing Services Office (HSO) -- The HSO is your contact for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about off-post housing is the HSO. The HSO will provide you a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. Apartments range from $400.00 to $1,200.00 plus utilities. Many of the apartments in Barstow were constructed in the past 15 years, so are fairly modern; houses, on the other hand, are often much older.
Fort Irwin does not have a mobile home park; but it does have an RV site. Contact Outdoor Rec for more information; 760-380-3434.
Visit InMyArea.com to search for utility providers based on your zip code. This website serves as a one-stop shop where you can explore your options, compare prices and purchase services.
On-post housing for most families and some single soldiers is often not immediately available upon arrival. For more information Visit https://www.villagesatfortirwin.com/ or call 760-386-4663.
It is recommended that you apply for housing 30-60 days prior to PCS date to limit wait time, as on-post housing for some families and single soldiers is often not immediately available upon arrival. On-post housing for most families and some single soldiers is often not immediately available upon arrival. Therefore, many families can expect to live in Barstow for a period of time ranging from a few weeks to several months. If the wait is several months renting an apartment in Barstow is usually easy to find on a month to month basis. If the wait, however, is only 30 to 45 days, you may not want to pay utility/security deposits and hook-ups for such a short period of time. You may decide to spend that time in a motel room which has limited cooking and refrigeration capabilities. Motels rooms that rent by the month run from $450-$900. Most families prefer to live on-post due to the distance between Fort Irwin and Barstow and the additional costs of living in Barstow.
For Military Member's and their Families. After you have signed in to post, Army regulations require you to report to Housing Services Office before you make any permanent off-post living arrangements.
Fort Irwin has privatized housing. Michaels Management Services assumed management of family housing in July of 2015. Leasing, assignments and termination of on-post housing are conducted by Michaels at 4553 Tippecanoe located within the Sandy Basin community.
Because Fort Irwin's on-post housing is privatized, the full Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) amount appears on the LES as an entitlement and is simultaneously subtracted as an allotment paid to Michaels for rent. All costs for utilities, except for telephone and cable service, are included in the rent so long as you stay within the median baseline.
Availability and Eligibility -- Soldiers of all ranks, with family members, are eligible for on-post housing. The homes range in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms and some are handicap accessible.
Soldiers are placed on the waiting list for on-post housing in accordance with the soldier's eligibility date. This date will be established in the Housing office. The waiting list for quarters currently varies from 1 to 6 months. The Housing Office will consider waiting list variables such as grade, number of family members, etc. Soldiers arriving from an unaccompanied tour (such as Korea) are given a waiting period adjustment based on the number of months they served on the unaccompanied tour (up to 18 months). For instance, a 12-month adjustment will be made for someone who served a 12-month unaccompanied tour in Korea.
Unaccompanied/Single Military Personnel/Civilian Personnel
Company grade officers, warrant officers and NCOs, SSG and above drawing BAH at the without dependents rate are not required to live on post, however, Unaccompanied Personnel Housing is available at Fort Irwin through the Army' s private partner. Housing has also been made available for civilian personnel in some areas on Fort Irwin.