FORT DRUM

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Ft Drum Housing Barracks
 
Single Soldier Housing (SSH) Branch

315-772-6668
Fax: 315-772-4856

Clark Hall, Room A2-54

The staff, working in concert with mission units, is committed to providing well-maintained, safe and clean housing for our single Soldiers living on Fort Drum. The Barracks Program reinforces the partnership between mission units and the garrison staff as it relates to providing quality unaccompanied housing facilities and services.

Visit www.housing.army.mil and select Drum to view what our 1+1 and 1+0 (private room and private bath) rooms look like. Furnishings include, but are not limited to, bed, mattress, five-drawer chest, desk, desk chair, refrigerator and microwave. Day rooms in each building include a flat-screen television, chairs, love seat, couches, card tables, pool tables and foosball tables.

In-processing
  • All single Soldiers sergeant (E-5) and below in-process at SSH in Clark Hall to get issued a barracks room in their assigned unit area. An NCO sponsor from their newly assigned unit must accompany newly arriving Soldiers and know what room the Soldier is to be housed in.
  • Inform Barracks Management NCO of assigned unit.
  • Complete in-processing packet.
  • Receive short briefing, copy of cleaning standards, keycard to room and sign a hand receipt.
  • Inspect room, return completed move-in inspection sheet within ten business days.
  • Geographic bachelors are not authorized barracks space and will live on the economy in market housing.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Please contact the SSH Office for eligibility details and Exception to Policy (ETP)/Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) procedures.

Examples include:

  1. Soldier is assigned to a law enforcement, criminal investigation, or counterintelligence unit and cannot be billeted IAW AR 420-1 – The Soldier’s chain of command (CoC) must submit the Soldier’s orders assigning them to Fort Drum and a memorandum signed by the Commander or his/her authorized representative, which requests that the Soldier be released from UH and be authorized BAH. This needs to be updated/renewed annually.
  2. Soldier is pregnant. The pregnant Soldier’s CoC must submit the Soldier’s orders assigning them to Fort Drum; a memorandum signed by the Commander or his/her authorized representative, which requests that the Soldier be released from UH and be authorized BAH; and, a DA Form 3349, with delivery due date, signed by an authorized medical authority. If after moving out of UH, the Soldier does not deliver the child, they must return to UH as soon as their lease or other housing arrangement allows.
  3. Soldier has purchased a home near Fort Drum prior to notification of assignment to Fort Drum. The Soldier’s CoC must submit the Soldier’s orders assigning them to Fort Drum; a memorandum signed by the Commander or his/her authorized representative, which requests that the Soldier be released from UH and be authorized BAH; and, a copy of the mortgage or deed for the home purchased.
  4. Soldier is married to another Soldier or service member residing at Fort Drum or within a 50 mile radius. The Soldier’s CoC must submit the assignment orders for both the Soldier and spouse and a copy of their marriage certificate.
  5. Soldier is married to another Soldier or service member that is departing service. The Soldier’s CoC must submit the Soldier’s orders assigning them to Fort Drum; the spouse’s separation order; a copy of their marriage certificate; and, a copy of their lease agreement (if applicable).
  6. Soldier is in a lease prior to civilian spouse’s service enlistment. The Soldier’s CoC must submit the Soldier’s orders assigning them to Fort Drum; the spouse’s orders for entry onto active duty; a copy of their marriage certificate; and, a copy of their lease agreement.
  7. Soldier has court ordered residential (physical) custody of a dependent child or children for more than six consecutive months during the calendar year. The Soldier’s CoC must submit the Soldier’s orders assigning them to Fort Drum; a memorandum signed by the Commander or his/her authorized representative, which requests that the Soldier be released from UH and be authorized BAH; DA Form 5960; and, a copy of the court order directing residential (physical) custody. A court order that simply states that the parties have “joint custody” is insufficient to determine eligibility for receiving BAH. If the court order states that the parties have joint custody, it must also state that the Soldier has residential (physical) custody for more than six consecutive months during the calendar year.
  8. Soldier signed a lease during a prior marriage and is now divorced, but remains legally obligated under the terms of the lease. The Soldier’s CoC must submit the Soldier’s orders assigning them to Fort Drum; a memorandum signed by the Commander or his/her authorized representative, which requests that the Soldier be released from UH and be authorized BAH; a copy of their divorce decree; and, a copy of their lease agreement.
  9. Soldier was promoted to SSG/E6 while residing in UH. The Soldier’s CoC must submit the Soldier's orders assigning them to Fort Drum; their promotion orders; and, their barracks clearing form. The documents shall be submitted to both the Housing Division and the Finance Office.
  10. For all other circumstances not covered above, the Garrison Commander is the approval authority. A Soldier desiring to depart UH and receive BAH must have their CoC submit their orders assigning them to Fort Drum; a memorandum from the Commander, endorsed by the chain of command up to the Brigade level (including the Command Sergeant Major), which requests that the Soldier be released from UH and be authorized BAH; and, any documentation to support and justify the “special circumstances” of the request. An ETP for special circumstances will only be granted when the Garrison Commander determines that it is in the best interests of both the Soldier and the Army.
  11. The Garrison Commander is the approval authority for all CNA requests. CAN may only be authorized when barracks space in the Soldier’s assigned unit or Brigade is not available and the overall installation barracks occupancy rate is 95 percent or greater. The Garrison Commander will not issue a CNA based on individual unit or Brigade occupancy rates.
  12. Soldiers entitled to BAH at the with dependent rate may not be assigned UH. The Garrison Commander may grant an ETP for housing geographic bachelors in UH. A Soldier requesting an ETP as a geographic bachelor must have their CoC submit their orders assigning them to Fort Drum; a memorandum from the Commander, endorsed by the chain of command up to the brigade level (including the Command Sergeant Major), which requests and justifies why the Soldier should be assigned UH; and, any documentation to support and justify the Soldier’s request.
Out-processing
  • Soldiers must schedule clearing appointments through their Barracks’ Management Team.
  • Soldiers must clear the Housing Division in Clark Hall prior to clearing the installation.

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