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United States Marine Corps
1093 Thomas Ave
Yuma, AZ 85365
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.
There are a total of 821 homes controlled by MCAS Yuma. There are 693 homes located on the air station and 128 apartment-style unites located seven miles from the base at the 16th Street Family Housing complex.
Housing Referral Office
Your contact for any problems you may encounter (discrimination, tenant/landlord disputes or any questions/problems about off-base housing) is the Housing Referral Office. Staff is available on a person-to-person basis to make your move to this installation as easy and pleasant as possible. They can provide a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information on the area in which rentals are located.
Homes.mil is a website dedicated to helping military members locate housing in the local community near military installations.
Homes.mil allows military members and families to:
Seek financial counseling prior to deciding to live in town to compare cost differences. Base legal should review your lease prior to signing.
The housing office updates a list of all apartment rentals available in the area about every six months. Housing can become scarce from October through April, when winter visitors arrive in Yuma. Security deposits are often equal to one month’s rent plus first and last and possible pet deposits.
When renting in town, ask for a military clause within your leasing agreement. One type of clause allows you to break the lease if you receive permanent change of station orders, and the other allows you to do so if base housing becomes available.
Ask about the military clause prior to signing a lease, so you are clear on what is required if you need to break it. The majority of rentals require 30 days written notice prior to the first of the next month that rent is due before vacating.
It is also recommended that you ask for a base housing clause that would allow you to break the lease if housing becomes available. Rental companies or private homeowners are not required to agree to one, but it is worth asking about.
Ask about any break-lease clauses prior to signing an agreement, so you are clear on what is required if or when you need to be released from one.
There are numerous RV and mobile home parks in Yuma and the surrounding area, mostly for those who are at least 55 years of age.
Other housing concessions to consider: location, location, location. Yuma has some areas that may not be suitable for Marines and their families.
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.
Utilities can be costly for approximately eight months out of the year, ranging anywhere from $150 to $350, as Yuma temperatures can reach 128 degrees. Base housing is recommended as your first source of housing.