COLUMBUS AFB HOUSING: 3 ON-BASE OPTIONS
By Chris La Porte
IntroductionWelcome to your new home at Columbus Air Force Base located in Columbus, Mississippi, known as “The Friendly City.” You’ll be located in Northeast Mississippi near the Tombigbee River, with bright sunny summers and mild winters to see you through the year in your new home. We hope this guide is a valuable resource for you as you settle into your new living arrangements in the Columbus AFB housing communities. You’ll find that your new home has many outdoor activities and entertainment within Columbus itself.
Suggested Read:Columbus Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Columbus AFB BAHTo look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for additional zip codes, please follow this link. This is a great tool to help you create a budget and guide you through your home search. To learn more about your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Columbus AFB BarracksAt Columbus AFB, unaccompanied housing is available to enlisted ranks E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. For unaccompanied Airmen of rank E-4 with greater than 3 years of service, they may find housing in the local community. All single service members must report to their unit to be assigned barracks space. Any personnel arriving on base after service hours will be assigned temporary living quarters until the next duty day. A private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens, and supplies required for comfortable living are provided to every Airman. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas, and there are no pets allowed in the barracks. Amenities include kitchens with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and all furniture. Occupants should bring all personal items such as pots, pans, and other kitchen items. No visitors are allowed after 11:00 p.m. The Unaccompanied Housing facilities strive to provide a personal residence that creates a comfortable, functional, and well-maintained home with a mission to take pride in the community.
Columbus AFB Unaccompanied Housing Office555 Simler Blvd. Columbus AFB MS 39710
Phone:1 (662) 434-7278
Columbus AFB Housing OfficeThe first thing you should do once you relocate to Columbus Air Force Base is head to the Housing Management Office. There you will receive a warm welcome from a team of professionals looking to help take the stress out of relocating. You will get assistance here with all of your housing needs and any information you need on military relocation. The Housing Management Office provides services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement, and tenant-landlord disputes.
Columbus AFB Housing Management Office256 State Loop Columbus AFB, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 434-3446
Columbus AFB Housing OptionsMilitary family housing at Columbus AFB is privatized. The owner, Hunt Military Community, is responsible for maintaining and managing the community neighborhoods. We advise you to contact the Housing Management Office as soon as you know that you are moving to Columbus AFB. There, you will receive the latest information about privatized housing and help with the application process from the government housing team. You will also be informed about base-specific policies.
Columbus AFB Family HomesHunt Military Community offers homes in the community with three to six-bedroom floor plans. There are many different floor plans and layouts in this well-kept community. Each neighborhood and rental house or duplex comes with a set of amenities that will make you feel right at home. Each residence is also pet friendly, with a two-pet limit with no pet deposit required at any time. Applying here is similar to living in the local community. You will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease will include a military clause and a lease termination clause. Rent is paid by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the property manager.
Columbus AFB Family Homes256 State Loop Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 434-8213
Monday to Friday:08:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday:Closed
Benefits of Living on the Installation• No commute or wait at the gate. • Convenient access to the commissary, exchange and recreation facilities. • No security deposit. • No credit check. If your family has school-aged children, there are no DoDDS schools located on Columbus Air Force Base itself. Although, students who live on base will attend schools in the Columbus Municipal School District. Bus transportation will be provided. There are many school options around Columbus AFB, so it is important to research schools in the area before making a housing decision.
Columbus AFB On-Base Housing AmenitiesAmenities vary depending on which of the three neighborhoods you choose at Columbus AFB but include some of the following: Landscaping services, washer/dryer hookups, high-speed internet hookups, central AC, a garage with lots of storage, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and water/sewer utilities included. The community itself at Corvias offers amenities that will provide your family with entertainment year-round. The neighborhoods include parks and playgrounds, sports courts, a fitness center, outdoor pool, walking trails, community centers, and an 18-hole golf course. Be sure to keep up to date with the community as there are many free community events hosted throughout the year.
Columbus AFB Housing Neighborhoods
1. Capital Village
Ranks:E1-E9, O1-O6 Capital Village is made up of three to six-bedroom duplex and single-family homes. Enjoy walks with beautiful flower beds, sprawling Oak trees, playground, dog park, and basketball courts on that side of the community.
2. Magnolia Village
Ranks:E1-E9, O1-O3 Magnolia Village has three, four, and five-bedroom duplex-style and single-family homes. It’s near a volleyball court, the Childhood Development Center, base swimming pool, and walking trails.
3. State Village
Ranks:O1-5 In the State Village neighborhood, you will enjoy three and four-bedroom duplex and single-family homes. You will be near covered playgrounds, the Childhood Development Center, and basketball courts.
ConclusionWe know that relocating can be a stressful endeavor, but we hope this guide has given you a place to start while planning your move to your new base at Columbus AFB. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in Mississippi, in one of the great neighborhoods the Columbus AFB Housing community has to offer. Always plan ahead and check availability based on rank and waiting lists through the Columbus AFB Housing Service.
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