LACKLAND AFB HOUSING: 6 ON-BASE OPTIONS
By Chris Walker
IntroductionWelcome to San Antonio, TX! Lackland AFB has some pretty great housing options, so if you’re not looking to buy in the San Antonio area or are stationed here on your own, we’ve compiled 6 on base options for you to consider.
Suggested Read:Lackland Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Lackland AFB BAHBasic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is provided for you based on your rank and location. BAH is given if housing on Base is not available and you are looking at living in the surrounding area. The calculator below will help you figure out your BAH based on your rank, time in service, and duty station. 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.
Lackland AFB BarracksIf you are unaccompanied or a geographic bachelor, there are housing options on base. Most bases only allow E1-E4 to live in unaccompanied housing due to limited space so call ahead to check availability.
Unaccompanied Housing2525 Fairchild St, Bldg 1524 JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236
Phone:1 (210) 671-5008 / 6021
Hours:Monday through Friday: 0730-1630
Lackland AFB Housing OfficeWait times for on Lackland base housing average one month but can sometimes be longer. Contact the Housing Service Center for the most up to date information.
Military Housing Office - Lackland2525 Fairchild Ave, Bldg 1524 JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236
Phone:1 (210) 671-1840
Hours:Monday through Friday: 0730-1630 Housing on base is a public-private partnership with Balfour Beatty Communities. The Air Force manages your housing application and the waitlist. The Privatized Managing Partner manages the lease signing, property management, and meeting the residents’ needs. In order to apply, call the Military Housing Office and they will guide you through the process and inform you of current wait times. You can complete an online leasing inquiry here, visit the leasing office at 2254 Brian McElroy Dr, or call (210) 674-9366.
Active Duty applicants will need:
- Housing application
- DD Form 1746
- Copy of orders
- Certification of bona fide family members. Examples of acceptable forms of documentation are the USN-Emergency Data application (Page 2); USMC NAVMC 10922; USA & USAF-DD Form 93; USCG-4170
Lackland AFB Housing OptionsThere are six housing neighborhoods on Lackland Air Force Base with various floor plans and amenities. Each community has things like walking trails, sports courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
Note:Even though some neighborhoods may include all ranks, only certain units within that neighborhood may be available to certain ranks. Though some neighborhoods are open to all ranks, certain floor plans may be restricted to those of higher rank.
1. Airman Scott Village
Ranks:E1-E6 This neighborhood has a variety of three, three, four, and even five-bedroom homes with fenced-in backyards, garages, and fully equipped kitchens. There are playgrounds, a basketball court, close proximity to the Base Exchange and Commissary, and Lackland Elementary School.
2. Frank Tejeda East
Ranks:E1-E6 This neighborhood features two and three-bedroom homes with fully equipped kitchens and a garage. It is in close proximity to Lackland Elementary School and the community center. There is a playground, picnic area, and a community pool.
3. Frank Tejeda West
Ranks:E1-E6, military retirees, DOD employees This neighborhood has two, three, and four-bedroom homes with a variety of amenities such as a porch, garage, and fully equipped kitchen. There is a playground, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, a lighted running trail, and a community pool.
4. Lemay Estates
Ranks:O6-O9 This neighborhood for senior officers has four-bedroom homes with fenced-in backyards. There are tennis courts and easy access to a variety of base amenities.
5. North Skeet
Ranks:E7-E9, O1-O6 This neighborhood has three and four homes with fenced-in backyards and porches. There is a playground, a recreational trail, and easy access to Lackland Elementary School and the community center. There are also basketball and volleyball courts, and a community pool.
6. North Wherry
Ranks:E1-E6 This neighborhood has three and four-bedroom homes with fenced-in backyards, porches, garages, and fully equipped kitchens. Located within easy distance of the Commissary, Exchange, and Lackland Elementary School. There are several playgrounds and a basketball court.
ConclusionLackland Air Force Base housing is a great option if you’re looking for a well maintained and safe place to live and don’t want the hassle of scouring the local community. We hope this guide will help you get settled so you can enjoy your time in Texas. Be sure to use the resources listed above to resolve any questions and make your transition a smooth one.
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