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United States Air Force
Capital Assets Management Office - Lackland AFB
Lackland AFB, TX 78236
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.
All Soldiers desiring on-post housing must complete a housing application prior to be placed on the wait list. When a home becomes available, LMH will contact the Soldier and make an offer. If the Soldier accepts the home, he/she must sign a lease. The lease will authorize the start of the current resident's Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and start of an allotment to pay the monthly rent. The rent will equal the BAH "with dependents" for the senior service member authorized to live in the family housing unit.
Soldiers may submit an advance packet for placement in housing prior to his/her arrival to Fort Sam Houston. Upon arrival to Fort Sam Houston, Soldier will report to Lincoln Military Housing in Bldg 367 to move name from the advance list to the actual list and check on the status of a home.
Visit the Air Force Housing website to find your new home with the Air Force. This website serves as a one-stop shop for Airmen and their families to obtain information about the housing options and support services available to them at Air Force bases worldwide.
10. HOUSING FLEXIBILITY DURING PCS (DODI 1315.18 Language)
a. Effective October 1, 2018, as authorized by Section 403a of Reference (n), Military Department regulations will permit eligible Service members to request the housing flexibility options specified in paragraph 10.c. of this enclosure while undergoing a PCS within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii). When used with regard to housing flexibility options during a Service member's PCS, the covered relocation period begins 180 days before the date of the PCS, which is the date the Service member leaves his or her current PDS, and ends 180 days after the date of the PCS. The Secretary of the Military Department concerned may shorten or lengthen the covered relocation period based on the needs of the Military Service.
b. Service members eligible for housing flexibility options specified in paragraph 10.c. of this enclosure during the covered relocation period are any Service members who have one or more dependents enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program or who, at the beginning of the covered relocation period:
(1) Have a spouse who is gainfully employed or enrolled in a degree, certificate, or license-granting program;
(2) Have one or more dependents attending an elementary or secondary school; or
(3) Are caring for an immediate family member with a chronic or long-term illness.
c. Housing flexibility options include:
(1) Continuation in government-owned or government-leased family housing of the Service member's spouse or other dependent if they are residing in such housing at the beginning of the covered relocation period. The spouse or other dependents may continue to reside in such housing during the covered relocation period. Requests for this option should be approved only if approval will not adversely affect other Service members who will arrive at the current PDS during the period of continuation in housing.
(2) Early housing eligibility when the Service member is eligible to reside in government-owned or government-leased family housing at the new PDS. The spouse or other dependent may move into such housing at any time during the covered relocation period, if it is available, even if the Service member has not arrived at the new PDS.
(3) Occupancy of government-owned or government-leased unaccompanied housing by a Service member with dependents. If a spouse or other dependent of a Service member relocates at a time different from the Service member, the Service member may elect to reside in such housing until the Service member's detachment date from the current PDS or until the Service member's spouse or other dependents arrive at the new PDS. Occupancy in such unaccompanied housing will be provided on a "space-available" basis and may not displace a bona fide unaccompanied Service member with no dependents at such housing.
(4) Equitable basic allowance for housing. If the spouse or other dependent of a Service member relocates at a time different from the Service member, the amount of basic allowance for housing may be based on whichever of the following areas, prescribed in Reference (m), the Secretary of the Military Department concerned determines to be the most equitable. In no case may the Service member's basic allowance for housing be lower than the amount payable under Section 403(d)(3)(A) of Reference (n).
(a) The area of the duty station to which the Service member is reassigned.
(b) The area in which the spouse or other dependent resides, but only if the spouse or other dependent resides in that area when the Service member departs for the next PDS, and only for the period during which the spouse or other dependent resides in that area.
(c) The area of the Service member's former PDS, but only if that area is different from the area in which the spouse or other dependent resides.
d. Relocation assistance programs are statutorily required and intended to minimize the adverse effects of stressors associated with PCS moves. They must provide information and education regarding these housing flexibility options during PCS to Service members and their families. Specific relocation assistance policy is prescribed in DoDI 1342.22
The Residential Community Initiative (RCI) is a family housing privatization program. RCI is a Department of the Army program designed to enhance the quality-of-life for service members and their families by improving the existing on post family housing conditions, eliminating any housing shortages and improving neighborhood "amenities" (i.e., playgrounds, outdoor athletic courts, walking/ running trails, etc.). In this program, Fort Sam Houston family housing was privatized.
The privatization of Fort Sam Houston housing took effect on March 1, 2005. The partnership between the Department of the Army and Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) is called Fort Sam Houston Family Housing, LP (FSHFH), which owns and operates military housing on post. The FSHFH partnership will construct, improve and maintain Fort Sam Houston family housing for the next 50 years, and assume responsibility and control over every aspect of family housing operations on post. The operation and maintenance of our family housing has been transferred to Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) who manages Fort Sam Houston Family Housing (FSHFH). RCI provides oversight of LMH.
Housing for single service members is controlled by each unit. New dormitories are also being built. There are different configurations for the rooms depending on rank and unit. The most common type is 1+1 where each soldier will have his/her individual bedrooms but will share a kitchenette and bathroom. All rooms are furnished with a bed, refrigerator/microwave, chest of drawers, night stand, armoire and a desk. Unaccompanied soldiers are required to stay at the barracks. E-6 and above have the option of getting apartments upon approval.
NOTE: No generators on housing. If needed must apply for exception to policy with housing office.
A Soldier may also voluntarily request priority housing based on Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) status. LMH will refer the Soldier to the RCI Office to complete Housing Priority Placement Packet. Soldiers requiring priority housing placement may request a sample packet from the RCI Operations Manager by calling 210-221-0891.