Eligibility and Waiting periods
personnel are eligible for on-post housing (quarters).
1. Military personnel with command sponsored family members.
2. Military couples who are registered in the military couples
3. Single (medically certified) pregnant service members may
apply for housing in the sixth month of pregnancy.
4. Civilians/contractors meeting certain criteria may apply for
excess 2 bedroom units.
Military service members are generally required to live on-post if
quarters are available within 60 days of arrival. Some
exceptions to policy may be approved, but it is at the discretion of
the Housing Management Office.
Bedroom eligibility for family housing
available include two, three and four bedrooms. There are a very
limited number of five plus bedroom units for very large families.
The service-member's rank and family composition are the primary
criteria that will determine bedroom eligibility. The following
is an explanation of the number of bedrooms each family is eligible
1. Senior Grade Officers (SGO) and above, including in-bound
personnel on promotion lists to these grades, will not be
involuntarily assigned to housing units with fewer than four bedrooms.
2. Field Grade Officers and Senior Enlisted personnel (E-7 to
E-9) and WO 4 & 5, including in-bound personnel on promotion lists to
these grades, will not be involuntarily assigned to housing units with
fewer than three bedrooms. If the waiting period for a three
bedroom unit is longer than the officer or NCO wishes to wait, they
may elect to voluntarily apply for a two bedroom unit in their grade
category. However, the assignment will be considered permanent,
unless family composition changes, a new application must be submitted
to the Housing Office.
3. For all other accompanied personnel, bedroom authorizations
will be determined based on family size and composition.
Children of the same gender can share a room up to eight years of age.
Those of opposite gender can share a room up to six years of age.
No more than two family members may share a bedroom in any case.
UNACCOMPANIED SINGLE SERVICE MEMBERS
(those drawing without dependent rate BAQ) in grades E-7 and above as
well as all officers and warrants are authorized to live off post.
For those desiring to live on post, there are Bachelor Officer
Quarters (BOQs) and Senior Enlisted Bachelor Quarters (SEBQs)
available in the local housing areas. Typical BOQs/SEBQs have
two fully furnished rooms consisting of one bedroom and one living
room. Most rooms have a private bath. Sizes range from 180
to 220 square feet. Depending on buildings, kitchenettes may be
in each unit or shared among several units. Laundry facilities
are also located in the buildings.
what to expect from family housing
O-6s an above are
typically provided a single-family house, if available. Field
grade, company grade, senior and junior enlisted housing is in
multifamily apartment buildings locally known as "stairwells."
There are typically 6-8 apartments sharing a common stairwell and
outdoor area, and there may be two to three stairwells per building.
Although the floor plans and square footage does vary from building to
building, stairwell-housing units are relatively small in size
(900-1500 square feet) with limited space for large furniture.
for example, most bedrooms have closets across two walls and windows
on a third wall which makes arranging bedroom furniture very
difficult, especially if you have a king size bed, triple dresser,
large chest of drawers and/or a wardrobe. Most apartments have a
living room/dinig room combination; some have a built-in china cabinet
and window opening from the kitchen to the dining area.
Kitchens are generally very small with no room for a kitchen table.
It is recommended to to bring large bulky furniture to Germany.
Government storage is not available for excess items, and there are
generally no mini-warehouses you can rent. Storage space is limited to
a small wire cage or storage room in the basement of the apartment
building. Some buildings have enclosed storage rooms in the
attic or basement where items such as bicycles, sleds, and seasonal
items may be kept. Where there are enough, each apartment has an
enclosed storage room assigned. The storage room is
approximately 4.5 x 10 ft. Where there are a limited number,
they are assigned from a waiting list based on date of assignment to
the building. Some buildings allow/require occupants to share
storage rooms. Therefore, you may not get a storage area at
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