KEESLER AFB HOUSING: 5 OPTIONS ON AND NEAR BASE
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionSo you've been assigned orders to a new base, and now you're looking for a place to live. House hunting in the military can be challenging, especially if you're doing it from afar and don't know much about the area you're moving to next. Don't worry! Read on and use this guide to learn more about the housing options available to you on and near Keesler AFB.
Suggested Read:Keesler AFB Mississippi: In-Depth Welcome Center
Mississippi BAHYou 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.
Keesler AFB BarracksUnaccompanied personnel housing is for unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E1 to E3 and E4 with less than 3 years of service. Unaccompanied personnel housing can be reached at 1 (228) 377-1730, 1 (228) 377-1731, 1 (228) 377-2535, or 1 (228) 377-2536. If you're planning to live on base and don't have a family you're bringing along, this could be a great resource for you. Visit Keesler AFB's website for more information.
Keesler AFB Housing OfficeIf you will not be living in unaccompanied housing at Keesler AFB, the Military Housing Office should be one of your first stops. This office offers relocation services and information and support for airmen and families as they move to their new base.
Keesler AFB Military Housing Office300 Patrick Drive Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone:1 (228) 376-8615
Keesler AFB Housing OptionsAt Keesler AFB, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Hunt Military Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing, and managing the community. Keesler AFB's military family housing communities offer a variety of house styles and floor plans. Neighborhoods provide easy access to parks, playgrounds, tot lots, and athletic fields. School-age children living in Keesler AFB military housing attend schools in the Biloxi School District. Applying for military family housing is easy, but don't hesitate to contact the management and housing office if you have questions.
Keesler Family Housing300 Patrick Drive Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone:1 (228) 374-5336
Note:Keesler AFB military housing is available for active-duty service members, retirees, veterans, DOD employees, other service branch members, and civilians. Housing amenities and benefits for non-active-duty tenants may vary from those described below.
Benefits of Living in Base Housing
- No application fees.
- No credit checks.
- No security deposit.
- Convenient access to Keesler AFB and its commissary, exchange, and recreation facilities.
Base Housing Features and Amenities
- All major kitchen appliances included.
- Washer and dryer connections.
- Utility allowance.
- Central air.
- On-site maintenance service.
- Lawn care.
- Waste and recycling collection.
Features of Keesler AFB Neighborhoods
- Access to the Hunt Heart Program, which provides support services to new residents, residents with a deployed spouse, or residents experiencing a family crisis.
- Monthly community events.
The Neighborhoods at Keesler AFB
On Base Options
Ranks:Officers and senior enlisted personnel Bayridge offers spacious homes with three or four bedrooms and two-car garages. The community features playgrounds, walking trails, and basketball courts. Bayridge is close to the local elementary school, Biloxi Bay, the Bay Breeze Event Center, and the base golf course.
2. East Falcon
Ranks:Junior enlisted personnel and other eligible tenants Homes in East Falcon have three or four bedrooms, single-car garages, and covered patios. Community amenities include access to a large splash pad, a pool, a volleyball court, dog parks, basketball courts, and playgrounds.
3. West Falcon
Ranks:Junior enlisted personnel and other eligible tenants Homes in West Falcon have three or four bedrooms, single-car garages, and covered patios. Community amenities include access to a large splash pad, a pool, a volleyball court, dog parks, basketball courts, and playgrounds.
4. Thrower Park
Ranks:Junior enlisted personnel and other eligible tenants Thrower Park homes have three or four bedrooms, single-car garages, and covered patios. Community amenities include access to a large splash pad, a pool, a volleyball court, dog parks, basketball courts, and playgrounds.
Off Base Options
5. Sandhill Landing
Ranks:Active-duty personnel without dependents, DOD contractors, DOD federal employees, extended TDY personnel, geographical bachelors, National Guard personnel, reservists, retired military personnel, civilians, and non-military eligible tenants Found in Vancleave, Mississippi, off Interstate 10, Sandhill Landing has duplex-style homes with three or four bedrooms. Homes have single-car garages, fenced yards, and covered patios. Community amenities include tot lots, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a basketball court. The community provides easy access to a stocked pond and the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.
ConclusionMoving to a new place can be stressful, but there are plenty of great housing options at Keesler AFB. You're sure to find the ideal housing for you and your family's needs. Military housing is limited, so be sure to connect with the Military Housing Office as soon as you receive your orders to Keesler AFB. This office can provide important information on-base housing availability and possible waitlists for housing. We hope you find Keesler AFB is soon home sweet home.
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