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United States Army
Leasing and Relocation Office – Corvias Military Living
45 Barry Avenue
Fort Riley, KS 66442
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.
All Soldiers reporting to Fort Riley are required to report to the Housing Services Office located in the Basement of Building 201, the Military Processing Center on Custer Avenue, prior to entering a rental agreement off post. You may contact HSO by calling 785-239-3525. The HSO toll free number is 1-800-643-8991.
Housing Services Office--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 and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. All renters should carry renters insurance against fire, theft and other damages. The property owner's insurance will cover the property but not the renters personal property.
Renter's insurance should be carefully considered. Should your household items be damaged or lost due to a fire, burglary, flood, broken pipes, etc., items lost would be replaced at your expense unless you have renter's insurance. Also, under certain conditions, you might be liable for property belonging to the landlord, including the building and its contents.
Your point of contact for any questions you may have concerning off-post housing is Housing Services Office (HSO), 785-239-3525. The HSO toll free number is 1-800-643-8991. Housing Services may also be reached by email through use of the web form below in Related Items.
The following information is to assist military Families who will be renting a home in the off-post communities surrounding Fort Riley.
Any rental unit must be approved by the Housing Service Office (HSO) prior to occupancy by a military Family. The unit must pass either the City Inspection or the HSO Health and Safety inspection.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act allows you to break your lease by giving a proper 30-day notice upon the receipt of PCS Orders of Deployment Orders fo a period of more than 90 days.
On-post family housing is privatized housing and managed by Corvias Military Living. There are six neighborhoods on post. Family housing at Fort Riley is assigned by rank and bedroom qualification. The time on the wait list varies depending on rank and bedroom qualifications. A maximum of 3 pets (dogs or cats) in any combination is authorized per household. To start an application, check floor plans, home pictures and more information visit their website or contact them at 785-717-2258.
On-post housing availability varies depending on rank and bedroom qualifications. Service members are eligible to apply for on-post housing upon receipt of orders to Fort Riley. Placement on the wait list does not guarantee availability upon arrival at Fort Riley. Temporary lodging should be secured in advance of arriving with your Family and Families should be prepared to pay for lodging (above and beyond the Temporary Lodging Expense) until adequate housing can be secured.
Fort Riley is located in a fairly rural area and the towns nearby are not large. Housing is available in these communities; however, choice of housing types may be limited.
A maximum of 2 pets (dogs or cats) in any combination is authorized per household. On-post residents will pay a refundable pet deposit of $75 and a non-refundable pet fee of $75 for each pet. Fort Riley follows the Department of Army Pet Policy. Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Bull Terriers or English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Chows and Wolf hybrids are not allowed on Fort Riley or in family housing.
Single Service Member Housing
First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative (FSBI) is an IMCOM initiative that ensure our American Warriors receive the best possible living accommodations we can afford. FSBI will standardize how we manage our single Soldier housing (SSH) throughout the Army. This will have profound impacts on how Soldiers are moved into and out of their living quarters, to what extent the unit is involved with the barracks and how the barracks facilities are maintained.
Single E6 and below are required to reside in the barracks, unless barracks space is not available. A service member married to another service member who is stationed elsewhere and who is entitled BAH at the without dependant rate will also be required to reside in the barracks.
When Soldiers are moved into a room/space they are personally liable and sign a "hand receipt" for the furnishings and equipment. "Swapping or movement" of furniture or equipment causes loss of accountability, penalizing Soldiers who take good care of their furnishings and equipment. Soldiers are responsible for individual room cleaning incident to clearing the room/space (per AR 420-1 paragraph 3-54 d(1)).
Housing of geographical bachelors is not authorized except as approved by the Garrison Commander as an ETP (per AR420-1 paragraph 3-18b(1)(2) Table 3-7 Notes 2&3). Geographical bachelors housed in barracks must vacate quarters when space is required for a bona fide single Soldier. The Unit is responsible for ensuring the geographical bachelor moves.
Bachelor Officer Quarters (BOQs) are available for bona fide bachelors in the Main Post area. "Bona Fide Bachelors" are Soldiers entitled to BAH at the "Without Dependants" rate. "Geographic Bachelors" are Soldiers entitled to BAH at the "With Dependants" rate, but not accompanied by their Family members. Geographic Bachelors are not authorized to reside in the BOQ. All interested bona fide officers must report to the Housing Office for application and assignments.
The Housing Services Office is located in Carr Hall (45 Barry Avenue). The hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office is closed 1200 to 1300 during the lunch hour. You may contact the Housing Services Office by calling 785-239-3525, DSN 312-856-3525. The HSO toll free number is 1-800-643-8991.
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.
Accepting on-post housing is not justification to break a lease or rental agreement.
When you are considering potential rental units, do not allow yourself to be rushed; inspect thoroughly and ask plenty of questions.
Determine the total amount you will be required to pay for rent and deposits, to include deposits on utilities and for security and cleaning. Most landlords require a cleaning/damage deposit equal to one month's rent. You will also be required to pay the first month's rent in advance. Will you be required to pay utilities? If so, how much?
If you have or plan to obtain a pet, be sure you will be allowed to keep it at the place you rent. Most facilities in the area do not allow pets. Others will allow you to have a pet, but will require a separate deposit for your pet not to exceed one-half of a month's rent.
Be sure you read all documents that you sign very carefully. Remember, once you have signed the lease, you have entered into a legal contract. The landlord is the only one who can let you out of the lease unless the landlord is negligent in his part of the contract. Verbal agreements will not stand up in court. All agreements must be written and Acknowledged by both parties.
To protect yourself as well as the landlord together you should perform a walk-through of the property upon move in and again when you move out. This needs to be signed by both parties and each should get a copy.
Get a receipt for all money paid with each item listed separately. Make sure you get a copy of the rental agreement and anything else you might have signed.
The staff at Fort Riley's Housing Services Office (HSO) wants to take the fear out of buying a home. That is why the garrison offers free home buyer seminars monthly during PCS season and at least quarterly throughout the rest of the year. These seminars are for our Soldiers, their Families and civilian employees to inform them of the procedures for selecting a qualified real estate agent and applying for a loan. Lending professionals walk potential home buyers through the credit approval process, escrow procedures and closing costs. HSO conducts these seminars free of charge.
Call the Housing Services Office at 800-643-8991 or 785-239-3525 for dates of next seminar. Reserve your spot at the seminar by calling the Housing Service Office. Walk-ins are also welcome.
On-post family housing is privatized housing and managed by Corvias Military Living. There are six neighborhoods on post. Family Housing at Fort Riley is assigned by rank and bedroom qualification. The time on the wait list vary depending on rank and bedroom qualifications. A maximum of 3 pets (dogs or cats) in any combination is authorized per household. To start an application, check floor plans, pictures, and more information visit their website or contact them at 785-717-2258.
Recreational and Utility Vehicle Storage
Boats and recreational vehicles (RVs) can be parked in family housing area ONLY if placed in your garage (with the door closed). These vehicles are not authorized to be stored in any other locations within the housing areas. The policy can be found in the Resident Responsibility Guide that you will receive when you sign the lease for your home.
If you live on or off Fort Riley and have boats and/or RVs, you have the option of moving your property to storage facilities off the installation. Fort Riley housing residents may use the RV lot located on Camp Forsyth east of the Commissary. Storage at the Camp Forsyth RV lot is free. Items allowed in the RV lot include boats, motor homes, campers, fifth wheels, utility trailers and horse trailers. Items NOT allowed are: motorcycles and automobiles.
Anyone wishing to obtain storage space in this lot will have to stop at the Self Help Store to register at Building 289 located on Cameron Avenue. Please note that the lot is routinely full. If this is the case when you register, your name will then be placed on a waiting list. Once your name comes up for an open slot, you will then be contacted for a slot free of charge. Until that time, you will need to seek space in the public sector. Requirement: When clearing post housing you will then need to clear your lot at the same time.