THE HOUSING OFFICE
The Housing Office acts as the focal point for housing relocation and referral assistance. Emphasis is placed on locating adequate, affordable temporary and permanent housing. All Department of Defense installations have deployed the Automated Housing Referral Network which is a nationwide, joint service, DOD-sponsored website that offers a 24/7 single source of available housing to incoming military members and their families. The website is accessible at www.ahrn.com and connects service members with local property managers, often facilitating a door-to-door move that saves time, expense and headaches.
Dormitory housing is available on base for most single personnel in the grades of E-1 through E-4. If you arrive during normal duty hours, report to your dormitory manager. Your sponsor can make arrangements for space with the dormitory manager prior to your arrival. If you arrive after normal duty hours and your sponsor hasn’t arranged for a room, report to the 24-hour arrival point, the Scott Inn, Building 1510. The following duty day, contact the dormitory manager regarding permanent assignment.
Scott on-base housing is privatized, offering 1,593 family homes which are comprised of 325 homes for officers and 1,268 homes for enlisted personnel. Personnel with permanent change of station orders for Scott should contact their Housing Office before departure and complete a DD Form 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing. Upon receipt of your orders, housing will forward a rental referral to the privatized housing property manager.
When you arrive at Scott, you will need to process through the government Housing Office Assistance Section. All personnel are assisted at the Patriots Landing Community Center, 4570 George Washington Drive. The housing staff is available 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 744-9880/9882. Additionally, housing can send you information regarding the local area. For more information about privatized housing, visit www.scottfamilyhousing.com or call 746-4911.
The following information is a general guideline to off-base housing in the Scott area. Most rental agreements are for a one-year period. The first month’s rent and security deposit (approximately one month’s rent) is usually required before moving in. Rental rates do not normally include utilities, and a utility deposit may be required. Most rentals do not permit pets. However, if pets are allowed, renters can expect to pay an additional deposit of $250 to $500. Most apartments do not have washer and dryer connections; however, duplexes and houses do. Temporary or furnished apartments are at a minimum in this area. However, rental furniture is available through local agencies.
For those interested in buying, sale properties are plentiful. The availability of mortgage money fluctuates, but rates reflect the national average. Mobile home parks in the area usually have a limited number of available spaces. Lot rental is approximately $200 to $350 a month, excluding utilities.
Housing Management is co-located in Patriots Landing with the privatized property management and can be reached at 256-4350. The housing staff is available 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends and holidays, temporary assistance is available at the Billeting Office, Building 1510, by calling 256-2045.
All personnel are reminded they are required by Air Force Instruction 32-6001, Family Housing Management, to process through the Housing Office before making any arrangements for off-base housing.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICES
1 Bedroom $500-$1,000
2 Bedrooms $600-$1,500
1 Bedroom $350-$900
2 Bedrooms $425-$1,000
3 Bedrooms $800-$1,450
1 Bedroom $450-$550
2 Bedrooms $525-$950
3 Bedrooms $725-$1,800
4 Bedrooms $900-$2,000
5 Bedrooms $1,000-$2,000