Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Anyone coming to the Presidio with their family should be aware that the wait for military family housing can be as short as 1 - 90 days during peak PCS season, and that civilian housing in the Monterey area is expensive and sparse. Service members should contact the Parks at Monterey Bay as soon as they receive orders to reserve home or to postpone moving your family to the area until housing for them has been secured. Plan ahead, make reservation for your housing as soon as you receive your orders, call 1-831-644-0400.
Currently, there are just over 2,500 military family housing units, of which more than 700 were built after 2003 and there are an additional 150 newly constructed units that are being prepared for move in. Additionally resulting in more modern housing for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines as well as Coast Guard families. There are many floor plans and styles of homes available to meet the needs of our families. This allows all military families in the area to have a home within The Parks at Monterey Bay.
There are many factors that determine how a home is assigned. The number of bedrooms in an assigned home is determined by the number, age and gender of your children. For more information regarding availability, housing areas and homes, visit The Parks at Monterey Bay website.
NOTE: BE PREPARED TO PAY THE PRORATED RENT AMOUNT UPON SIGNING THE LEASE TO THE RESIDENCE BASED ON THE GAINING INSTALLATION BAH RATE.
EXAMPLE: If you want to sign for the residence on the first day of the month, the Service Member (SM) will be responsible for the full months rent based on the Monterey BAH rate. Signing of the residence in the middle of the month, the SM will pay the prorated amount for the remainder of the days in the month.
Residential Communities Initiative
The Residential Communities Initiative has begun throughout all Presidio housing areas and those at the Naval Postgraduate School. Under this process, which will be phased in over several years, all of the dilapidated houses on Ord Military Community will be demolished and replaced with new privatized houses. The result will be fabulous but, in the meantime, there will be some disruption in family housing.
All service members who opt for on-post housing are required to sign a month-to-month lease with The Parks at Monterey Bay contractor.
Monterey Bay Military Housing’s Housing Welcome Center is located at 1301 Leahy Road, La Mesa Village, Monterey, California, phone : 831-644-0400
All family housing business pertaining to in-processing, assignments, terminations and inspections will be processed at the MBMH Welcome Center. Personnel assigned to the Presidio of Monterey, with duty as students at the Defense Language School, will probably be assigned housing on the Ord Military Community (formerly Fort Ord), about eight miles from the school. To sign in and put your name on the housing list, go to the MBMH office.
To get there, take Highway 1 South to the Monterey exit, Fremont Boulevard. Turn left onto Aguajito Road at the traffic light. Proceed through the next light and go past the county courthouse sign to Farragut Road. Turn right on Farragut Road and follow the street to the end. Turn left on Leahy Street and continue to the next stop sign. Proceed through the intersection (the La Mesa Minimart will be on your right) and continue straight over the hill. After the hill crest, there will be a parking lot. The La Mesa Housing Office is a single-story white building to the left of the parking lot. When facing the building, La Mesa Elementary School and the tennis courts will be behind you.
To apply, report to the Housing Office with the following documents:
Single service member housing
The housing of single service members is controlled by each service unit. There are currently barracks located on the Presidio of Monterey, however, if the unit allows the service member to live off post. The Parks at Monterey Bay has homes for single service members. Visit their website for more information about single service member requirements.
Key and Essential Personnel
If the service member is believed to be Key and Essential Personnel at the Presidio of Monterey or the Naval Postgraduate School, contact the Housing Services Office as soon as your orders are received. Call the HSO at 831-242-7979 or DSN 312-768-7979.
Exceptional Family Member Housing
If your family is a part of the Exceptional Family Member Program, contact the HSO prior to arrival. This will ensure the needs of your family are properly addressed. Call the HSO at 831-242-7979 or DSN 312-768-7979.
The cost of living on the Monterey Peninsula is very high, and housing is among the most expensive in the country. Affordable off-post housing is limited. Rental properties in the Monterey Peninsula area range from $1,550-$3,800 for an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment to $2,500-$4,500 or more for a house. Most landlords do not accept pets, and those who do normally charge between $200-$500 per pet in additional deposits, plus a monthly charge. Generally, expect to pay the first and last month’s rent up front, or a deposit plus the rent.
The Housing Services Office is your contact for any problems you may encounter, including discrimination complaints, tenant-landlord disputes or any questions or problems about off-post housing. The HSO can also provide information regarding the communities in which rentals are located. If you will be living off post in a rental property, you should purchase renter’s or tenant’s insurance. Your landlord’s insurance does not protect your belongings, only the structure/dwelling. A typical policy costs about $150 per year and may be required by your lease agreement.
The HSO is located on Ord Military Community in Building 4250 on General Jim Boulevard. For more information regarding the services provided bythe HSO, call 831-242-7979 or DSN 312-768-7979.
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The Presidio of Monterey has privatized all military housing in the Monterey community. There are over three thousand (2508) family units available and more being built.
Call 831-644-0400 to make reservations as soon as you receive your orders.