Housing in the Local Community
The Military Housing Office (MHO) provides all DoD personnel with personalized services to assist in locating suitable housing in the local community. Although moving is sometimes stressful, it can also be an exciting opportunity to live off base and experience a new location. The MHO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.
Contact the Goodfellow MHO at DSN 477-3498 or COMM (325) 654-3498 as soon as you know you are moving. The government housing team will provide you the latest information on the local housing situation and offer complete referral services and relocation assistance to make sure you find a quality place to live.
Support services range from helping members understand their lease agreements and the necessity for a military release clause to assisting in resident and landlord dispute resolution, among many others.
The MHO partners with landlords, realtors and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market. The MHO also monitors housing units offered for rent to the military community.
Rental Partnership Program
At Goodfellow AFB, the MHO supports the Rental Partnership Program to help military members obtain adequate housing in the community. The MHO and local landlords enter into agreements to offer service members special rental benefits above what other tenants receive. Typical benefits may include a waiver of security and utility deposits, no credit checks or application fees, a discount on market rental rates and immediate access to housing. Contact the MHO for more information about this program.
Community Housing Units
The rental facilities in the area are apartment complexes and single unit houses. One, two and three bedroom unfurnished apartments range from $619-$1016. Some apartment complexes have restrictions on number of children and pets. Houses for rent are the standard two, three or four bedroom, one or two bath with a carport or garage. Prices for two and three bedroom rentals range from $700-$1900. Four bedrooms are extremely limited. When available, they range from $1250-$1900. Sales properties are adequate with varying prices depending on size, location, type and age of unit. Although prices start as low at $69K, most homes range from $80K to $280K.
For information about the housing allowances that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance.
Personal Property Insurance
You need to obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle. Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the MHO for more information about coverage.
For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live.
The San Angelo Independent School District website provides all information on local schools.
1. The first thing that the dorm management team needs from an in-processing member is a completed dorm assignment worksheet and a copy of the member’s orders.
2. Once the dorm assignment worksheet is completed, the member’s sponsor must come to the housing office bldg 140, to pick up a keycard to the member’s dorm room.
3. The sponsor is to verify that the keycard works and ensure the room in general is in working order.
4. Once the keycard and the room have been inspected, the sponsor will notify the housing office of the outcome of the inspection.
5. The member will attend the first dorm briefing upon arrival to Goodfellow AFB. (Dorm briefings are held Mondays and Thursdays at 1400 in the housing office).
6. The member will have one week from the dorm briefing to return the inventory sheet whereupon the condition of the room has been evaluated and annotated.
The Military Housing Office (MHO) staff is here to assist you in locating both on and off base housing (temporary or permanent). We can provide you with important information regarding your housing option and the local community to ensure that you have a smooth PCS experience. Below you will find important information from the GAFB MHO.
Important: Your status upon arrival at GAFB will determine your housing options.
E-5s and above will draw BAH based on your declared dependency status. BAH will start at the GAFB rate as soon as you file your travel voucher.
E-4s and below:
a. Those with dependents established on their orders will draw BAH. BAH will start at the GAFB rate as soon as you file your travel voucher.
b. Those who may have acquired dependents in transit will need to establish their BAH entitlement. Stop by the Military Personnel flight & Finance Office in building 430 with marriage/birth certificates to enroll dependents in DEERS.
c. E-4s with >3 years of service (with or without custodial dependents) will draw BAH. However, you do have to follow the procedures for obtaining the entitlement. Stop at the Military Housing Office (MHO) in building 140 to start the process.
d. Those who are married to a military spouse (any branch). Occupancy in the dorms may still be required. Occupancy in the dorms and/or BAH entitlement is determined by installation assignment of each member. DO NOT sign a lease prior to BAH acquisition. Please stop by the HMO, building 140 to determine eligibility.
e. E-4s <3 years of service. Occupancy in the dorms and/or BAH entitlement is determined by rank. Please stop by MHO at building 140 for a room assignment or to start the BAH process.
Contact Information for Military Housing Office:
MHO Customer Service – (325)654-3498 DSN 477-3498
Housing Chief – (325)654-5539
Housing Program Manager – (325)654-4618
Privatized Housing Program Manager – (325)654-3165
Fax – (325)654-5538
460 Kearney Blvd
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Hours: Mon-Fri – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
Privatized Housing Info click here
Bedroom Entitlement is based on the member’s grade and family composition in accordance with AFI 32-6000, Housing Management, Table A2.3. Family composition determines bedroom requirements as follows:
Spouse and/or one dependent
Two dependent children, except as follows:
When one is 10 yrs or older
When one child is 6 yrs or older and opposite gender
Three dependent children, except as follows:
When two are 10 years or older
When one is 10 years or older, one is 6 years or older and opposite gender of youngest
Four dependent children, except as follows:
When one is 10 years or older
When one is 6 years or older, and opposite gender of other three
When two are 6 years or older and opposite gender, and the other two are the same gender
When two are 10 years or older and one is 6 years or older and opposite gender of the youngest
Five dependent children, except as follows:
Two or more 10 years or older
One is 10 years or older, one is 6 years or older and the opposite gender of the other three
In order to be placed on the privatized housing wait list, members must first complete a housing application.
Applicants are placed on the wait list 60 days before their projected arrival. Waiting list updates can be requested by e-mail or calling Hunt at (325) 651-8369 or the Military Housing Office at (325) 654-3498/DSN 477-3498. The list is updated weekly and a copy is available for viewing in the Military Housing Office.
Wait lists are prioritized by projected arrival dates; members arriving earlier will be higher on the list. If your projected arrival date changes, it is important to inform the Hunt office via e-mail and/or update the application via the application portal.
If a member fails to submit an application in advance it can be accomplished upon arrival. Additionally, if a member fails to update their projected arrival date and arrives sooner than projected, the date will be updated accordingly. Changes like these will likely result in a change to the wait list for the respective home size/category.
Wait lists are ever-changing! Therefore, it’s important to remain in contact with Hunt to maintain awareness and plan accordingly.
If available, a home can be offered when a member is within 30 days of arrival and there are no other people higher on the wait list in their respective category.
Please contact the Hunt Housing or the Military Housing Office if you have any questions. We look forward to your arrival!
Military Housing Office
Phone (325) 654-3498
Fax (325) 654-5538
460 Kearney Blvd
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone (325) 546-3498
Fax (325) 654-5538
460 Kearney Blvd
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Privatized Housing Resident Advocate
17th Training Wing
Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
(325) 654-3362 / DSN 477-3362
Air Force Housing
A: All unaccompanied personnel in the ranks of E-3 or E-4 with less than 36 months of military service are required to reside in the dorms per AFI 32-6005.
A: When you reach E-3 or E-4 with three (3) years’ Time in Service (TIS) (AFI 32-6005, para 4.2.2.).
A: Airmen who become eligible for BAH as a result of promotion or due to reaching 3 YOS as an E-3 OR E-4 during a deployment may make arrangements to out-process prior to departure. Airmen, who chose to move off base and/or store the contents prior to that date, may do so at their own expense and with approval from the first sergeant or squadron commander (AFI 32-6005 Para 188.8.131.52.4).
A: Yes, but no overnight guest! Guest must be at least 18 years of age and are not authorized between the hours of 2200 and 0600. (32-6005, para 2.19. and local policy letter).
A: For permanent party, the quiet hours are 2200-0600 hrs Sun- Thurs and 0100-0600 hrs Fri-Sat. (local policy letter).
A: You are able to move out of the dorms 60 days prior to marriage to set up a household with you CC’s approval. A memo must be provided to the UH office signed by your CC prior to this being an option. You must provide a copy of your marriage certificate within 30 days of marriage. If the marriage does not happen you will be required to move back in the dorms (AFI 32-6005 para 184.108.40.206).
If you marry mil to mil and you are geographically separated you will be required to stay in the dorms until you meet E3 or E4 with 3 years TIS (AFI 32-6005 para 220.127.116.11).
A: Inbound E-4 members within 60 days of attaining 3 YOS will be authorized BAH and can move off base immediately upon arrival to station (32-6005, para 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.).
A: If an Airman is eligible to move off base (grade and TIS requirements met) but is within 6 months of PCSing or separation they automatically become priority 1 and are not authorized to move off base. (32-6005, para 126.96.36.199.2). This does not apply if the member is pregnant, getting married within 60 days or the member is an agent or agent trainee with the Office of Special Investigation.
A: Per AFI 32-6005:
4.2.1. Priority 1, Space Required. Personnel (all grades) required to live on base for reasons of military necessity, readiness (to include FP), training mission, or discipline, including unmarried and unaccompanied married incumbents of designated K&E positions and members with a bona fide hardship as determined by the Commander.
188.8.131.52. Pipeline students who are not authorized per diem or BAH are considered Priority 1.
184.108.40.206. E-4 personnel who attain over 3 YOS and have less than 6 months remaining on station due to permanent change of station (PCS) or separation, convert from Priority 2 to Priority 1 and are not authorized to relocate off base with BAH.
220.127.116.11. K&E positions that are listed in the base supplement to AFI 32-6001.
18.104.22.168. For hardship assignments, members initiate and submit a request with squadron commander endorsement to the UH Management Section Chief who processes the request to Housing Manager with a recommendation. The Commander is authority for approval; approval authority may be delegated, in writing, to the Mission Support Group commander or equivalent, but disapproval action remains with the Commander.
22.214.171.124. Installation Commander must revalidate status of Priority 1 personnel (hardship assignment) annually. (T-2)
126.96.36.199. Wounded Warriors (reporting identifier AFSC 9Wxxx) are provided Priority 1 assignment status, but are not required to live in unaccompanied housing unless directed by the squadron commander on advice of the medical case manager.
4.2.2. Priority 2, Space Required. Beginning with the most junior member, Priority 2 includes:
188.8.131.52. Personnel in grades E-1 through E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 YOS.
184.108.40.206. All enlisted and officers assigned a location that has been approved as a housing constrained location for their specific grade.
220.127.116.11. Involuntarily separated enlisted and officer personnel assigned to dependent- restricted areas.
18.104.22.168. Unaccompanied personnel in CONUS and non-foreign OCONUS with no entitlement to family member travel and HHG transportation.
22.214.171.124. Unaccompanied personnel assigned to CONUS and non-foreign OCONUS isolated locations identified in AFI 36-2110, Assignments.
126.96.36.199. Military members married to another military member (MIL-to-MIL) in grades E-1 through E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 YOS when geographically separated and not accompanied by family members.
188.8.131.52. MIL-to-MIL on separate unaccompanied assignments to a same dependent-restricted location where authorized by AFPC/Assignment.
4.2.3. Priority 3, Space Available. Beginning with the most junior member, Priority 3 includes:
184.108.40.206. Unmarried personnel in grades E-4 with 3 or more YOS through E-9.
220.127.116.11. Unmarried officers in OCONUS locations with established UOQs.
4.2.4. Priority 4, Space Available. Beginning with the most junior member, Priority 4 includes unaccompanied personnel who are authorized with-dependent BAH but voluntarily separated from dependents:
18.104.22.168. Unaccompanied personnel in grades E-1 to E-9.
22.214.171.124. Unaccompanied officers in OCONUS locations with established UOQs.
A: The first thing to do in a case of mold or mildew in your dorm room is to report it to the dorm management team. A work order will be placed for the mold in the dorm room. Another thing to do is to make sure that the air vents are clean and not covered with lent. If you notice any abnormal health symptoms, please contact the medical group for evaluation.
A: No. Room switches are only authorized in cases where the occupied room becomes unserviceable or for a health/safety reason
A: The nearest Bay Chief to your dorm. Bay chiefs are indicated by the blue placard on the quad dorm. You can also contact your First Sergeant.
A: You are authorized to remain in the dorms while you are pregnant. Once you have a dependent you are no longer authorized to reside in the dorms.
A: No, the furniture in the dorm room must stay in the dorm room.
A: This option is a last resort after you have worked with the Military Housing Office (MHO), the member, and Shirts.
A: Call the emergency work order number: 325-654-3436. If it’s verified as an emergency then someone will be dispatched. If it isn’t considered an emergency, follow up with the housing office on the next duty day.
A: If you are required to live in the dorms and you’ve had a household goods (HHG) shipment you may elect to request Non-Temporary Storage (NTS). NTS allows your HHG shipment to be stored for the duration of your dorm residency at no cost to you.
A: You have a 30 day window from your dorm assignment to request NTS. The housing office will need a copy of your inventory sheet. You can’t put a partial HHG shipment into NTS, it’s either the whole shipment or none of it. Your HHG must weigh at least 500 lbs. While your HHG shipment is in NTS it will be inaccessible to you.
A: Yes, but you must contact dorm management prior to painting your room. Dorm management must approve the color and you will be required to sign a memo stating you understand you will be required to paint the room back to standard AF colors prior to your departure from your dorm.
A: Yes, small pets are authorized in your dorms but these are limited to fish and small turtles. These pets must be in aquariums no bigger than 25 gallons, the aquariums must be clean and the pet must be alive.
A: Yes, the MHO has cleaning supplies you can use at no charge. There are also vacuums and steam cleaners available for use.