FORT HOOD HOUSING: 7 ON-POST OPTIONS
By Kevin Lankes
IntroductionWelcome to home life at Fort Hood. Make sure that before you even begin to plan your move that you contact the housing office. That should be the first number you call in order to find out exactly what you’re eligible for in terms of living on post. Fort Hood family housing has multiple floor plans and amenities that will make you feel right at home no matter what you’re bringing with you. Make sure to explore all your options ahead of time so that you can make the right decision for you. This guide is meant to help you do just that.
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Fort Hood BAHIf you can’t find housing on post or just would rather live in the surrounding area, you’ll qualify for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). BAH is given out every month based on rank and zip code. It’s based on a formula that takes into account the cost of living in the neighborhoods around the post and the likely age and seniority of the soldier applying. BAH is a great way to cut down on housing costs if you can get it. You can follow this link to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. This will help you create your budget and guide your home search. To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Fort Hood BarracksThe barracks at Fort Hood are located in building 49017. The barracks holds single service member housing for soldiers not yet eligible to move into the surrounding community and that needs to be on post for the healthy operation of the facilities. There are rules for living in the barracks, including limitations on smoking and guests, and regular wellness inspections. You’ll be moderately independent here, but still within the purvey of the chain of command while living within the boundaries of Fort Hood.
Fort Hood Housing OfficeThe housing office at Fort Hood is a great resource to contact before you do anything else. The staff here will give you all of the available options specific to your circumstances and help guide you through the process of securing housing at Fort Hood. Whether you’re coming alone, bringing a family, or living with a pet, the Fort Hood housing office can walk you through the necessary details you’ll need to become a member of a Fort Hood community.
Copeland Soldier Service CenterT.J. Mills Blvd Building #18010 Battalion Fort Hood, TX, 76544
Phone: 1 (254) 287-4212
Fort Hood Housing Options
Fort Hood Family HousingFort Hood Family Housing is managed by lend-lease and offers a range of options for families to live in while staying on post. Some of the many amenities you’ll find spread throughout the neighborhoods here include a community swimming pool, free fitness classes, basketball and tennis courts, hiking trails, a community center, and more. The family housing communities also offer worry-free 24-hour maintenance, so you don’t ever have to stress over a broken faucet. Fort Hood family housing has a pet policy of 2 pets per household, including dogs and cats, so you can have two dogs, or two cats, or a dog and a cat.
1. Chaffee VillageBeds: 2 Baths: 1.5 Cost/Month: $1,025 Chaffee Village duplex houses are set up with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. They feature a spacious master bedroom and an outdoor space. Each unit is upwards of 900 square feet. All utilities are included here, and each duplex comes with appliances included. Chaffee Village itself is a community in a great location--it’s close to the exchange, the post office, a dog park, swimming pools, and more. You’ll have an easy time living and getting around here.
2. McNairBeds: 2 Baths: 1.5 Cost/Month: $1,055 McNair is a community with large 2-bedroom homes, each with a basement and hardwood floors. All utilities are included in the monthly cost, and kitchen appliances come with the units. There’s outdoor space, including a community garden. McNair is in a good location that makes it easy to walk to nearby amenities. Close by you’ll find the Darnell Army Medical Center, a skating rink, a dog park, hiking trails, swimming pools, and more.
3. Comanche IIIBeds: 3 Baths: 1.5 Cost/Month: $1,095 Comanche III is a community at Fort Hood that offers large, 2-story, 3-bedroom homes. These are spacious 1,234 square feet floor plans with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. They also have an outdoor area for lounging in deck chairs and enjoying the open air.
4. Comanche IBeds: 2 or 3 Baths: 1 Cost/Month: $1,149 Comanche I is a very popular neighborhood on post that’s close to all of the post amenities you’ll need for a comfortable lifestyle. These 2 or 3-bedroom, single-story homes offer sliding glass doors to a backyard area, included utilities, and access to golf courses, the exchange, the commissary, bingo hall, basketball and tennis courts, hiking trails, and more. The streets in the community are all named after Native American words, because at one time in the past this area was a reservation.
5. Venable 3Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Cost/Month: $1,155 Venable 3 offers large 1,246-square foot homes with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, perfect for families looking to avoid fighting over mirrors during their morning routines. They have outside deck areas and are close to neighborhood resources.
6. KoumaRanks: E 1-E 9 Beds: 4 Baths: 2.5 Cost/Month: $1,149+ Kouma is a community with huge 4-bedroom floor plans on 2 stories. They have an outdoor area for lounging, and the homes are close to amenities like basketball courts, a fitness center, a community pool, and more. Kouma is a great option for ranks E1 through E 9 to take advantage of a fantastic lifestyle at Fort Hood.
7. Patton ParkRanks: CW3, CW4, O4, O5 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Cost/Month: $1,593+ Patton Park is a community of ranch homes with 4 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. These are huge 2,088-square foot homes with plenty of room for everyone. There’s a big carpeted great room with a fireplace, the bathrooms are updated and modern, there’s a big functional kitchen, and a master en suite. These homes in Patton Park are made for luxurious standards.
ConclusionFort Hood housing on post is available if you need it. There are a wide variety of options to choose from, each ready and able to cater to your specific needs. Call the housing office to get exact recommendations and specific advice unique to you and your family. They can help determine your BAH and what your monthly payments will be. The housing office is a great resource for busy military families to take some of the pressure of moving from their plate. Whatever you do, make sure to do as much as you can to figure out what options will make you most comfortable during your stay at Fort Hood. You and your loved ones can be very comfortable here on post.
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