Currently, JBER has 3,262 privatized housing units. Active-duty military members arriving at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on an accompanied tour with command-sponsored dependents are eligible for privatized family housing.
Military members interested in living on base should fill out an advance application, DD Form 1746 and an FA Form 4422 from their losing base along with a copy of their PCS orders. The effective date of an advance application (when placed on a waiting list) is the date that the member departs their losing installation. The member may also apply as a walk-in applicant, which means they receive the date they apply as their application date. The exception to this rule is that senior officers’ and chief master sergeants’ date of application is their date of rank. The wait averages anywhere from receiving a house immediately for enlisted housing to six months or more for officer quarters. Traditionally, the average wait is approximately six months for all categories, with the exception of senior officers.
Aurora Military Family Housing, 6350 Arctic Warrior Drive, is the privatized property owner that maintains the housing waiting lists. Call 907-753-1023 or visit their website, www.auroramilitaryhousing.com.
The Housing Management Office (HMO), located in two store fronts at 6346 Arctic Warrior Drive, or Bldg. 600, Room 104, will determine eligibility and turn the application over to the privatization developer for inclusion on the waiting list. For more information, call 907-552-4439 or 907-384-3907.
Tourism is one of the top three Alaska industries, leading to a very seasonal (i.e., high summer) demand for lodging and housing. This means lodging books up early for the summer months, and you are unlikely to find any suitable temporary accommodations in Anchorage if you do not plan ahead and reserve early.
Use your unit sponsor for travel planning advice and assistance.
Family housing and senior enlisted and officer bachelor quarters units are each equipped with a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washing machine, clothes dryer, electric range and refrigerator. All personnel authorized quarters are allowed shipment of their full household goods weight allowance.
The doors, stairwells and hallways of family housing may not accommodate oversized furniture or large freezers, so plan your move accordingly.
Aurora Military Housing allows two domestic (not exotic) pets perhousehold. For more information on pets, please call 907-753-1023, 907-753-1024 or 907-334-6000, and 907-375-5515.
Dogs and cats on base must be registered with JBER-Richardson Veterinary Services, between Fifth and Sixth streets on Davis Highway. The clinic provides privately owned pets with limited preventive care, such as vaccinations and diagnosis of zoonotic diseases, those transmittable from animals to people.
To make an appointment, call 907-384-2865.
Total veterinary care for nonzoonotic diseases, injuries, pregnancy, spaying and neutering is referred to clinics off base. Off-base dogs must be licensed through the Animal Care and Control Shelter, 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage,AK 99507. The phone number is 907-343-8118, or visit online at www.muni.org/Departments/health/Admin/animal_control/Pages/license.aspx. Proof of rabies vaccination is required for registration on base and licensing off base.
Animals on base must be restrained at all times while outdoors, either on a leash or chained in the yard. To avoid problems with mail delivery, don’t tie your pet near walkways or mailbox areas.
JBER Furnishings Management Office (FMO)
There are two FMO offices conveniently located on JBER-Elmendorf, 907-753-2740, or JBER-Richardson, 907-384-1809, 907-384-1822 or 907-384-0092, to provide loaner furnishings pending arrival of the member’s personal household goods. The loaner furnishings include such items as beds, dining tables with chairs and couches but do not include bed linens, pots and pans or curtains.
JBER Off-base Housing
Housing referral services providing rental assistance is available for all members of the uniformed services (active and reserve), their families and Department of Defense civilian employees. All military members desiring to live off base are encouraged to process through the JBER housing offices, 907-552-4328or 907-384-3088, prior to entering into any rental lease or sales agreement. In these offices, you may obtain assistance with lease agreements, landlord-tenant law and other helpful information about the area, special programs available locally or mediation for complaints.
The HMO Rental Partnership Programs are unique to JBER. Rental Partnership and Rental Partnership Plus are the off-base programs for rentals. Under these participating programs, landlords and property managers agree to waive security deposits (except pet deposits) and offer slightly below-market rental rates in return for an agreement topay the rent by allotment and to signa one-year lease. In one program, accompanied and unaccompanied personnel can secure off-base rentals with no deposits, and the rent price includes all utilities, all appliances and in most cases, basic cable TV.
Specific program information is available at the two JBER housing offices. For more information, call 907-552-4328 or 907-384-3088.
In addition, rental listings and information may be found on the HOMES.mil website at https://www.HOMES.mil. This service is available for information on rental listings, such as addresses, prices, amenities, sizes and locations of homes. Contact information for landlords and property managers may also be found at this same site.
The monthly rental cost for an unfurnished apartment starts at: one bedroom, $840 and up; two bedroom, $1,050 and up; three bedroom, $1,350 and up. Three-bedroom duplexes with a garage start at $1,700. Single-family homes range from $1,700 to $2,450 per month. Furnished units usually run an additional $100 to $200 more per month.
Off-base housing allowing pets is limited (95 percent of the rentals don’t allow medium or large dogs), and a sizable deposit is often required. Initial move-in costs may include the first month’s rent, a $1,000 to $2,000 security deposit, and utility connection fees and deposits. The Municipal Light & Power company requires a letter of reference from your previous electric company to waive the $50 to $400 deposit, depending on the amount of probable usage. The natural gas company requires a similar deposit.
The Volunteer Realtors Program is a program geared for personnel looking to purchase. Realtors from various areas come into the office to conduct seminars and provide area information in a nonthreatening environment with no pressure to purchase.
Air Force Dormitories
Single, unaccompanied, active-duty, enlisted Airmen are assigned to dormitories. Single occupancy rooms have been implemented for E-1 to E-4 (less thanthree years of service). There are seven dorms with a total of 816 private rooms. For more information on the dormitories, call the dormitory superintendent at 907-552-9949.
Single, unaccompanied, active-duty, enlisted Soldiers in the grades of E-1 to E-5 are assigned to the barracks. Room type varies from single rooms to two- to three-person rooms. There are a total of 3,040 sleeping spaces on JBER-Richardson. Single Soldiers in the grade of staff sergeant and above can live in bachelor quarters if available or off post.
“Unaccompanied” Soldiers who are voluntarily separated on an all others tour, acquire dependents while stationed at JBER-Richardson who are not coming to Alaska, or experience early return of dependents are authorized to live in the barracks if space is available.
“Unaccompanied” Soldiers who are voluntarily separated and not in the categories previously mentioned are not authorized to live in the barracks and must reside off post unless they request an exception to policy to live in bachelor quarters if space is available. Unaccompanied housing units on JBER-Richardson are administered in compliance with AR 420-1, Army Facilities Management, Barracks Management Guide, and local policies. For more information on the barracks, call the lead barracks manager at 907-384-7852.
Unaccompanied members in the grades of E-6 and above who are voluntarily separated are not authorized assignment to bachelor quarters; therefore, these service members must reside off base. Housing units on the Alaska posts are administered in compliance with Air Force Instruction Family Housing Management and local policies (which can be found on the appropriate AHOS link).