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United States Army
Baumholder Housing Division
Baumholder Germany 55774
From US dial 011-49-611-143-531-2978
From Germany dial 0611-143-531-2978
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.
On-Post Army Family Housing
On-post housing is available to soldiers in the ranks of private to staff sergeant with command-sponsored dependents serving an accompanied 36-month tour, or who are enrolled in the military couples program. The wait time for government housing is one to 12 weeks depending on bedroom requirements. One to two days after arrival, soldiers and their families will proceed to the Housing Office where they will be presented with housing options and wait times. Soldiers who are not command sponsored will not be allowed to sign up for family housing.
Single Service Member Unaccompanied Housing
Single service members and geographical bachelors, privates to staff sergeants, will reside in barracks. Soldiers in the ranks of sergeant first class and above will normally live off post. Service members residing in barracks may be required to have roommates. Visiting children and family members are not authorized to stay overnight in barracks.
Exceptional Family Member Housing
Baumholder has a limited number of handicap-accessible housing units on post. Units with air conditioners are not available in on-post housing.
Individuals who require specific or specialized housing considerations should ensure that the need is documented clearly in Exceptional Family Member Program enrollment paperwork (DD 2792 or DD 2792-1) at the time the EFMP screening is completed.
Individuals who require specialized medical equipment should be aware that Germany uses a different voltage current than the United States. Germany runs on 220 volts, 50 cycles current while the U.S. runs on 110 volts, 60 cycles. All electrical appliances manufactured for use in the United States must be used with a transformer, but keep in mind that some appliances, such as clocks, do not work correctly when plugged into a transformer. Others, such as microwaves, may deteriorate when returned to 110-voltage use. Transformers are equipped to handle different wattage. The wattage required should be listed on the back of the appliance. Many appliances are now available in dual voltage; they simply require an adapter. Do not discard your lamps. If your quarters are wired with 220 voltages, all you need is a plug adapter for the outlet and 220-volt light bulbs. Make sure you purchase the correct light bulbs at the Exchange, where they carry both 110 volt and 220 volt. Many of the quarters in the Baumholder community have been renovated to include both 110 voltage and 220 voltage. Be aware that the cycles have not been converted and this will still affect all timekeeping appliances.
To live in local community non-government housing, service members must be granted a Statement of Non-Availability or an exception to policy. When the Statement of Non-Availability is granted, the service member is expected to aggressively seek housing. The Housing Office will assist in the process. Generally speaking, Department of Defense civilians and contractors are not authorized to live in government-controlled quarters and must seek housing on the economy. DOD civilians must go through the Housing Office before seeking or signing a rental agreement. Contractors must contact their company for additional advice.
Off-post housing is located in 100 towns and villages within a 30-mile radius of Baumholder. The approximate wait time to find a unit is 10-60 days. Rents average from 300 euros for one-bedroom apartments to 1,500 euros for a four-bedroom house. Most landlords require an initial security deposit of 1-2 months’ rent for houses and apartments.
Several companies offer opportunities and assistance with purchasing condos and houses while in Germany. For more information, see advertisements in military publications.
Mobile homes are not available in Germany.
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.
Military family housing is available for all soldiers with command-sponsored dependents serving an accompanied 36-month tour or those enrolled in the military couples’ program.
All soldiers are required to live on base as currently 100% occupancy is required for base quarters. Exceptions to this policy are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Single soldiers E-1 through E-6 will reside in the barracks.
Wait times for military family housing varies from 1 to 8 weeks but can take longer, depending on bedroom requirements. For more information, call the Baumholder Housing Office at 0611-143-531-2978 or DSN 314-531-2978.