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DPW Housing Division
Building 83 General Patton Road
Hohenfels Germany 09173
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Hohenfels has 131 government-owned quarters, 500 government-built/leased units and 550 private rental units for a total of 1181 units. Only government-owned quarters are located on post. On-post units are restricted to the grades of E1-E6. Due to a recent change in U.S. Army in Europe policy, soldiers E1-E6 also receive priority in all government-built/leased quarters as well. All E7 and above and officers are being placed in private rental units. Current wait time for private rentals is unknown and could be one-three months. Government-built/lease units are located in a variety of small towns and villages within a 30-minute driving radius of post. You can reach the Government Quarters Office by calling DSN 314-466-2616/2621/2705.
All government-owned and built-to-lease quarters are wired with 110 as well as 220 voltage. Many American lamps are useable in a 220v outlet by using an inexpensive convertor and a 220v bulb. Cable television is available in the government-owned quarters. All government-owned and built-to-lease units have at a minimum basic American Forces Network TV reception. Telephone installation must be requested by the new occupant and includes a euro installation charge which is included in the first bill. Built-to-Lease quarters may be smaller than housing found in the United States. Therefore, box springs for king-size beds are strongly discouraged.
The layout and sizes of government leased housing units and private rentals differ from what you are used to in the U.S. Most homes on the economy have stairs, often two or three stories, and many of the homes are not able to accommodate large pieces or assortments of furniture. For example, it is not uncommon that a king-size bed will not fit up the stairs to the second or third floor. In some apartments a king-size bed may not fit in the bedroom at all, or the bed will fit but nothing else will. Bedrooms are usually not equipped with closets or lighting. Kitchens are sometimes not built in and lack appliances. Often, landlords agree to install a kitchen and light fixtures for a minimal charge.
The Housing Services Office administers approximately 480 apartments and houses for military and civilian personnel. It is staffed with bilingual personnel. They will assist in obtaining private rental quarters and ensure that your lease includes the appropriate military release clauses. The staff provides limited translating services for typical household bills or problems occurring with the landlords. Moving-in costs usually include a security deposit of one to three months’ rent. Generally, there are no hook up charges for utilities. However, electricity and water may require advance payments on a monthly basis. These utilities are read and prorated each year. If your usage is higher than estimated, a bill for the difference will be issued. However, if usage is less, you may be entitled to a refund and a lower payment for the next year. Economy housing may be smaller than housing found in the U.S. Therefore, box springs for queen- and king-size beds larger than 53 inches wide, 81 inches long and 39 inches in Height are strongly discouraged. Most German rentals come without built-in closets. However, the government will provide washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, closets and household furniture. Prices are based upon local market analysis and do not include utility costs. Variations in rental prices exist depending upon additional features, such as additional baths, garages, square footage and location. Private rental housing may be found within a 10-40-minute drive off post.
Average Costs of Rentals:
(Dollar rates will be higher or lower depending on the euro value on the market.)
During in-processing, the 38th Personnel Services Battalion will provide the service member with an Army in Europe Form 4000-1, Request for Family Travel. This must be turned in during the housing briefing and is required for placement on the waiting list. Once quarters are available, the AE Form 4000-1 will be authenticated. The orders message will be completed by 1st Personnel Command and forwarded electronically to the Stateside Servicing Installation. Family members are warned not to travel prior to the authorization date and notification from the stateside servicing installation.
All rank categories are concurrent. Travel Living Allowance can be authorized by housing up to 30 days. Extensions must be approved by Housing Management. Unaccompanied military personnel will be required to move into soldier's quarters, senior enlisted bachelor quarters or bachelor officer quarters.
If you request concurrent travel and give a European address (friends and family), your family is expected to remain at that address until some type of quarters are available. No TLA will be paid for family members concurrent to a European address (friends or family). Unaccompanied military personnel will be required to move into soldier's quarters, SEBQ or BOQ.
Temporary Lodging Allowances
TLA will not be paid to family members. Sponsors in the grades E1-E6 will be required to move into barracks/dormitory facilities. E-7 through officers are thus housed in either SEBQ or BOQ until housing is available.
Family members on deferred or disapproved travel should not travel to Hohenfels until they have received movement orders from 1st PERSCOM. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in command sponsorship termination for the soldier's family members.
The Central Furnishing Management Office offers a variety of loaner furniture for incoming and outgoing personnel assigned to Hohenfels. All appliances including stoves, refrigerator, washers and dryers are provided (you should not ship your own appliances.). Government quarters have dishwashers as well as built-to-lease private rentals where space and appropriate plumbing is available. A request for a dishwasher may be submitted.
For those living in private rental units, two and three door cupboards may be issued. Loaner furniture usually consists of basic issue beds, living room and dining room furniture. Only basic issue furniture will be delivered to or picked up from your quarters. Other items such as desks, china hutches/buffets, and bookcases may be requested on an as available status. Privately owned, oversized box springs larger than 53 inches wide, 81 inches long and 39 inches in height are strongly discouraged to be shipped. Most quarters have narrow stairways. If you intend to ship oversized box springs, transportation cannot be held liable to move them into upstairs bedrooms. The Housing Referral Office sets up all utility agreements, except telephones. Telephone installation must be requested by the new occupant and includes an installation charge which is included in the first bill.
Personnel in the grades E-1 thru E-4 are provided the most complete furniture support. However, for higher grades, support is based on availability. Everyone should plan to ship enough household goods to comfortably furnish their quarters. When deciding what furnishings to bring, please keep in mind that government-leased quarters may be somewhat smaller than United States facilities.
A two-pet policy is strictly followed. Ownership of more than two animals in a family housing unit is prohibited. Pet policies are strict in the German community. German law imposes absolute liability on the animal's owner. Pets cannot be left outside unattended or tied. An individual capable of controlling the pet must be with the animal(s) at all times. If you wish to bring a cat or dog to Germany, the animal must have been vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days but no more than 12 months prior to its entry into Germany. Proof of examination must be presented to the German customs at the border or port of entry.
All pet owners have to follow German law. In Germany, dangerous dogs are classified into two categories of dangerous dogs. Category I dogs are not allowed in Germany (pit bull, Bandog, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, Tosa-Inu). Other dogs may be subject to temperament testing. Please check with the Housing Office staff for further details before you decide to bring the pet.
Housing Referral Office
To dial commercial directly from the United States, the telephone number is 011-49-9472-708-2605/2606/2681/4412. To fax DSN: 314-522-2134 or from the U.S.: 011-49-9472-708-2134.
Government Quarters Office
To dial commercial directly from the U.S., the telephone number is 011-49-9472-708-2705.
Direct dial from U.S.: 011-49-9472-708-1700
Reservations for transient quarters can be made for personnel with permanent change of station orders and temporary duty travel on official government orders. Incoming personnel should contact their sponsors to assist in making reservations. If transient facilities on post are not available, the staff will assist you in making reservations at a local guest house.
In reference to families, the Transient Lodging Facility can accommodate a family of four in one room (two double beds). Baby cribs are available upon request.