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United States Marine Corps
Family Housing Office
Barstow, CA 92311
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.
Currently, there are 74 government quarters for families aboard the base. There are two areas - Desert View and Day Street. All qualifying personnel arriving at MCLB Barstow for permanent duty should report the Family Housing Office in the Community Center building 363 prior to executing any commitment of private commercial rental agreement. The housing office numbers are: 760-577-6872 or DSN 312-577-6872.
Housing Referral Office (HRO) -- The Ft. Irwin HRO is your contact for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination, complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about off-base housing. The Ft. Irwin HRO will provide you a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. They can be reached at 760-380-3576.
Barstow is a great place to purchase a home right now, yet difficult to sell. Below are housing market statistics from the California Association of Realtors, DataQuick Information Systems:
Application Procedures - - All applications can be e-mailed or FAXED to the housing office before you PCS in advise including a copy of orders showing your detachment date. The family housing office is located in the community center building 363.
Waiting times for SNCO, Company Grade and Field Grade are 1 month, and Junior Enlisted range from 1 to 2 months.
The housing application, dd1746 form, is available online.
Bachelor housing is available to single active duty service members and geographical bachelors. All bachelors housing is controlled by the commands. You will be assigned to bachelor housing when you check in to your new unit.
Service members enrolled in the EFMP requesting priority housing are encouraged to contact the Base Housing Office at least 60-90 days before checking into MCLB Barstow. If you have any special needs please include on your housing application under remarks. Four out of seventy-four quarters are ADA compliance for special needs issues.
MCLB Barstow does not have a mobile home park; however, there are 25 camper spaces available at the Oasis Temporary Lodging Facility for any size full hookup, with CATV available for long term.
Daily and monthly rates are available. Pets must be kept on a 6’ leach at all times. Check-in is 2:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. For more information call the Oasis Temporary Lodging Facility at 760-577-6418.
Unfurnished apartments in the Barstow area average $500-$1200 for a one-bedroom unit, $700-$1400 for a two-bedroom unit, and $900-$1700 for 3 bedroom units per month. The surrounding towns/cities, such as Silver Lakes, Apple Valley, Victorville, Adelanto, and Hesperia, which are anywhere from 15 – 50 miles south of Barstow, are more expensive. Compared to the rest of the country, Barstow's cost of living is 7.32% lower than the U.S. average.
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.
Currently, there are 74 government quarters for married families aboard the base. There are two areas - Desert View and Day Street. All married personnel arriving at MCLB Barstow for permanent duty should report to the Family Housing Office in the Community Center building 363 prior to executing any commitment of private commercial rental agreement. The housing office numbers are: 760-577-6872 or DSN 282- 577-6872. If your household goods haven't arrived yet, save your money and contact the Relocation Assistance Program office at 760-577-6582 to check-out a free lending locker kit equipped with kitchen essentials. Other loan locker items include: microwave, vacuum, table, and chairs to name a few.