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United States Army
Executive Management Housing Directorate
101 Bloxon Street
Fort Myer, VA 2211-1199
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.
Living off-post can be expensive, however, the Fort Myer Housing Office can assist Soldiers and Families in finding affordable housing.
Residential Lease Agreements
A residential lease agreement is a binding lease. It is advised that you use a written lease to clearly document contractual rights and obligations of both parties. Read and be sure you understand the lease before signing. If you have any problems understanding the lease agreement, you may contact the HRO or Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) to have it reviewed.
Housing Referral Office (HRO)
The HRO has a list of rental properties participating in the Rental Partnership Program (RPP). While this is only one option for housing, the participating properties offer the following benefits: reduced rent, no security deposit, no credit check or application fee.
All renters should carry renter's insurance to protect themselves against fire, theft and other damages. Normally, the property owner's insurance will cover the property but not the renters personal property.
A residential lease agreement can be an oral agreement and recognized as a binding lease. However, it is advised that you use a written lease to clearly document contractual rights and obligations of both parties. Read and be sure you understand the lease before signing. If you have any problems understanding the lease agreement, you may contact the HRO or Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) to have it reviewed.
A security deposit may be required by a landlord before you move in and can be the equivalent of a month's rent. This deposit may be used to cover damages above normal wear and tear or may be used to cover unpaid rent when you move out. If you keep your rental in good shape and have no damage when you move out, you should be able to ask for your security deposit. Remember, security deposits are not advanced rental fees and are not used to pay your last month's rent.
It is unlawful for a landlord to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap or familial status. If you feel you have been discriminated against, contact the HRO office immediately.
There are no mobile home parks on post and no government-owned or leased mobile home parks. However, there are several mobile home and trailer parks in Alexandria and Woodbridge, VA.
Despite the downturn of the housing market, the National Capital Region housing market can still be expensive. Housing is less expensive in communities 20-30 miles away. However, it is important to remember that distance does not equal time in this area. Due to the high volume of traffic, a 15 mile commute can be 30 minutes or longer during rush hour. Before buying, Soldiers should drive the commute during rush hour.
Availability and Eligibility
Government housing is extremely limited at Forts Myer and McNair. There are 33 sets of NCO 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. There is no priority for incoming Families with a member who has special needs.
Service members assigned for duty in this area are authorized to apply, under priority two, and be assigned family quarters at the installation of their choice, regardless of duty station or place of work. Those installations with housing offices closest to Fort Myer include: Fort Belvoir, Andrews Air Force Base, Walter Reed, Bolling AFB, and Anacostia Naval Station.
Personnel desiring to apply for on-post housing must do so within 30 days of their arrival to receive an eligibility date 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 PCS orders and proof of dependency (DEERS, or Marriage or Birth Certificates) 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.
Single Service Member Housing
Availability -- Joint Base Myer -Henderson Hall houses single Soldiers E-5 and below. Occupancy is generally around 85% , and most Soldiers who are eligible to reside in the barracks are accommodated. There are no Senior Enlisted Quarters or Officer Quarters housing units on post.
Eligibility -- Only single Soldiers E-5 and below are eligible to stay in the barracks. Enlisted Soldiers in the grade of E-6 and above and all Officers must reside off post. The Housing Referral Office can assist Soldiers with off-post housing. In addition, ACS Relocation has a list of short and long-term furnished and unfurnished places to live.
Application Procedures -- Soldiers can submit an application in advance along with a copy of their PCS orders and military ID. However, Soldiers will not be placed on a list until they have signed into their unit.
Exceptional Family Member Housing
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, and other support to Families with special needs. EFMP housing at Fort Myer and Fort McNair is very limited. Families arriving with special needs should check with the EFMP representative at 703-696-7965 or 703-696-8467 or the housing office at 703-696-3557/3558.
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Housing on Fort Myer is extremely limited. Government housing is available on other installations in the greater Washington DC area to include: Fort McNair, Fort Belvoir, Joint Base Andrews, and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Soldiers assigned for duty in this area are authorized to apply, under priority two, and be assigned family quarters at the installation of their choice, regardless of duty station or place of work. For information or assistance with obtaining housing in this area, contact the Executive Management Housing Directorate at 703-696-9611/3903.