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United States Air Force
LAFB Housing Management Office - Air Force
11 Burrell Street
Langley AFB, VA 23665
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.
The Housing Management Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you.
When you arrive at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, you must visit the HMO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing. Visit the Air Force Housing website for more information.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Langley):
Langley Family Housing is a Hunt Military Community located at 1798 First St. Call 888-468-0035.
Active-duty military personnel and their families authorized to live on the installation are target tenants for privatized housing.
Langley Family Housing’s Hunt Military Community owns the housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Langley Family Housing. For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at JBLE, visit the Langley Family Housing website, which provides information about the homes and amenities available in the privatized community.
On-base housing is available to all grades; however, waiting times may vary depending on your grade and the type of house needed. If you are interested in living on base, contact the Langley HMO.
Special Needs Family Members
For special needs families, Hunt housing will work closely with the Exceptional Family Member Program coordinator to evaluate the availability of vacant homes that meet the needs of the family, and to coordinate any adaptations required for the selected home of assignment.
Single Service Member Housing
We strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of airmen. The Air Force recognizes that the management of Unaccompanied Housing facilities is critical to an airman's development process. UH is a personal residence and we strive to provide a modern, functional, well-maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignity.
UH is provided for unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E1-E3 and E4 with fewer than three years of service. Each Airman is provided a private bedroom, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. Room arrangements may vary depending on location.
Unaccompanied airmen with the rank of E4 with more than three years of service will move into housing in the local community. Please refer to the JBLE housing website for information and assistance on securing housing.
JBLE (Fort Eustis):
The Fort Eustis Family Homes (Balfour Beatty) community office is located at 126 Madison Ave. and can be reached at 757-369-8335, or you can visit the website. All personnel with dependents are eligible to apply for quarters on post. There are 881 housing units on post. The waiting time varies from 14 days to an indefinite period, depending on grade and number of bedrooms required. All personnel who require housing off post must process through the housing office before making any arrangements to reside off post.
Fort Eustis Family Homes has partnered with the Army to manage, maintain, build and renovate the family housing for Fort Eustis. This housing is part of the Department of Defense’s privatized housing initiative. For those living in privatized housing, basic allowance housing is automatically deducted from your monthly leave and earning statement, but BAH will also show up as having been paid.
On-post housing is available to all grades; however, wait times may vary depending on grade and type of house you require. If you are interested in living on post, please contact the Fort Eustis Family Homes Community Management Office.
There are three on-post housing options in our area. Fort Eustis Family Housing is privatized and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. You can find more information at the Fort Eustis Homepage or visit them directly at the Fort Eustis Family Homes website. Call the Balfour Beatty leasing office at 757-369-8335. Their address is 126 Madison Ave., Fort Eustis, VA 23604. The leasing office is open Monday-Sunday.
Yorktown Naval Weapons Station is only about five miles from Fort Eustis. The on-post housing at Yorktown NWS is also privatized and run by Lincoln Military Housing. Their phone number is 757-369-5016. Their address is 1970 Von Steuben Drive, Newport News VA 23603. You can also speak with the Navy housing staff at 757 847-7806.
Langley Air Force Base is about 15 miles from Fort Eustis. On-post housing at Langley is privatized and run by Hunt housing. You can go to the Langley Family Housing website for more information. Call them at 757 766-1336 or 757 865-1330, Ext. 3. Their address is 11 Burrell Loop Road, Langley AFB, VA 23655. They also have housing called Bethel Manor, located off Langley AFB. You can speak with the Air Force housing staff at 757-764-5040/5489.
For special needs families, contact Fort Eustis Family Homes. They will evaluate the availability of vacant homes that meet the needs of the family and coordinate any adaptations required for the selected home of assignment.
Unaccompanied Personnel Housing/Barracks
While assigned to Fort Eustis, unaccompanied E1-E5 soldiers are required to live in the barracks. You can contact the unaccompanied housing office at 757-878-5858. The office is located in Building 650, Room 113, across the hallway from HSO. Fort Eustis does not have barracks space for unaccompanied officers or senior non-commissioned officers. There is no geographical bachelor housing at Fort Eustis.
Many communities surround Fort Eustis and Langley; the closest is Newport News and Yorktown approximately 5 to 30 minute drive based on location. Additional housing is available in Hampton, Poquoson, Williamsburg and Gloucester, approximately 30 minutes to an hour. Housing is also located on the "Southside" Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight. Fort Eustis is located what is considered "Peninsula".
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 concerning off-post housing. The HSO will provide you a list of available rentals and can provide information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located.
Most rental agencies and many rental properties in the area require a non-refundable Application Processing/Security Check Fee, a non-refundable Pet Deposit, and a Security Deposit of at least one month's rent. A list of rental properties participating in the Deposit Waiver Program is available at the Fort Eustis Housing Office at Bldg 650 Monroe Ave. Check your HSO for rental agencies that are off-limits to Soldiers.
Once you have decided to purchase a new home, determine your needs based on family size, affordability, area of town, the importance of such things as yard, garage and distance from work and schools etc. Shop around by either driving through neighborhoods or looking in the newspaper. If you are considering acquiring a previously owned home the off post housing location has a list of available properties. Consider using your VA loan for the best value. Most properties qualify for 100% financing at competitive interest rates for a 30 year term. When selecting a Realtor be sure that you only deal with one who is licensed by the Virginia Real Estate Commission. Get answers to all your questions and let your Realtor know your needs and desires.
A good guideline of how much you can afford to pay is to not exceed 29% of your household gross monthly income. Include monthly payments for insurance and taxes in your planning. Find out how much down payment and closing costs may be required.
The following documents and information are needed for processing a loan application:
There are many mobile home parks that not only provide spaces but also rent both furnished and unfurnished mobile homes. Contact the Housing Services Office before beginning your off-post housing search. The Housing Office maintains a current listing of available mobile homes and can provide guidance in selecting one that fits your needs and entering into rental contracts. You can also get information from the Relocation Readiness program.
Service members must contact the Housing Office prior to looking for off-post housing.
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.
Langley has a Personal Financial Management Program at the Airman and Family Readiness Center ready to assist you with all your personal financial needs. Individual appointments are available along with monthly workshops to address your financial needs and questions. Visit us on Facebook to view our quarterly calendar of workshops and events.
Fort Eustis: Budgeting is Vital
Whether it is your first or twenty-first move, there will be out-of-pocket expenses. The government covers only so much of the expense when you move. Financial preparedness is essential in maintaining a good quality of life, but when it comes to moving, the expenses can be overwhelming. Budgeting comes in handy. Develop a budget strategy when you know a move is on the way.
Temporary quarters range in price for on-post billeting. The price per night at the General Smalls Inn ranges from the upper $70s through mid $80s. If you were to be billeted off post, the price range varies from $100 to $150 per night. As soon as you know a move is on the way, start to budget for these additional expenses. If you need assistance in developing a budget plan, call Army Community Services for an appointment with a budget counselor. If you arrive at Fort Eustis and need budget or financial planning assistance, call 757-878-3638 for an appointment.
Personal Financial Readiness Program
The Personal Financial Readiness Program focuses on improving soldiers' and families' financial readiness and self-sufficiency. This includes the ability to function as informed consumers. Emphasis is placed on training in money management, proper use of credit, financial planning for deployment, transition and relocation, insurance and checking account management in an attempt to prevent financial difficulties. The program involves development of debt liquidation plans, housing loss mitigation and presentation of special subject matter dealing with major item purchases such as home and auto. Individual appointments may be scheduled for budget counseling or consumer issues. Contact 757-878-3638, ACS Building 650.
Cost of Living
There is no cost of living allowance entitlement for this area. The local area enjoys a cost of living lower than the national average. The median price of a home in Hampton Roads, Virginia is $235,000 depending upon the city where you choose to live. If you choose to rent an apartment you will pay between $900 and $1200 on average and again the city you choose to live in will determine your rental cost. Average monthly utility costs equal $42 for water, $67 for gas and $120 for electricity.
Virginia requires the following minimum coverage:
Bodily injury/death of one person $25,000
Bodily injury/death of two or more persons $50,000
Property damage $20,000