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United States Army
Executive Management Housing Directorate
101 Bloxon Street
Fort Myer, VA 2211-1199
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.
Availability and Eligibility
Government housing availability is very limited. There are only 33 sets of noncommissioned officer quarters, 13 of which are senior NCO quarters. The wait time is approximately 6-18 months. There are 56 sets of officer quarters, but they are reserved for key and essential personnel and those in special command positions. Service members assigned for duty in this area are authorized to apply, under priority two, and be assigned family quarters at an installation of their choice, regardless of duty station or place of work. The chart below lists the housing and/or housing referral offices for those installations in the National Capital Region closest to Fort Myer.
District of Columbia
Anacostia Naval Station
Families with special needs are not given priority for housing. All requests are processed on a case-by-case basis. Families with special needs can contact the installation Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support office for assistance.
Personnel desiring to apply for on-post housing must do so within 30 days of their arrival to receive an eligibility which will be back-dated to the date of departure from their last permanent duty station. If application is made after the initial 30 days, the eligibility date will be the date of the application. A copy of permanent change of station orders and proof of dependency (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System record, or marriage or birth certificates) must be must be presented with the housing application. Only the service member may apply for and place their name on the waiting list, however, spouses are authorized to accept and sign for housing.
Fort Myer has 856 units for single soldiers E-5 and below. Most soldiers who are eligible to reside in the barracks are accommodated. There are no senior enlisted or officer quarters on post.
Only single soldiers E-5 and below are eligible to stay in the barracks. Enlisted soldiers in grades E-6 and above and all officers must reside off post. The Housing Referral Office can assist soldiers with off-post housing options.
Soldiers can submit an application in advance along with a copy of their permanent change of station orders and military identification. However, soldiers will not be placed on a list until they have signed into their unit.
For more information, visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall website.