MINOT AFB HOUSING: 3 ON-BASE OPTIONS
By Chris Walker
IntroductionWelcome to Minot Air Force Base (AFB)! Moving is a fact of life in the military, and you never really know what to expect when you arrive unless you’re one of the lucky few who gets stationed close to where you’re from. Many towns like the ones around Minot AFB are small, remote or maybe just not where you’d like to invest money in real estate. If that’s the case for you, this guide can give you some idea of the on-base housing options that Minot AFB has to offer. Suggested Read: Minot AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center
Minot AFB BAH RatesBasic 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.
Minot AFB BarracksThere is unaccompanied housing available to Airmen from the ranks of E1 to E3 or E4 with fewer than three years of service. All Airmen will be provided a private sleeping room with furnishings, linens and supplies. There are four dormitories in which four private rooms will share a common living and kitchen space. Nine dormitories offer units in which two sleeping rooms will share a bathroom, while common areas and kitchens are down the hall. Amenities include TV and reading rooms, day rooms with billiards, foosball and ping pong tables as well as a common laundry room. Cable, phone and internet are not provided but may be purchased by on-base providers. Minot AFB Unaccompanied Housing 221 Missile Ave, Bldg 221 Minot AFB, ND 58704
Phone:1 (707) 723-7284
Minot AFB Housing OfficeWait times for every base vary depending on the time of year and availability, so the first step is always to call the Military Housing Office. The professionals there can help answer any questions you have and assist you in the application process. You can also use the Housing Early Assistance Tool (HEAT) to connect with your future destination before moving to get a jump on things during your transition. Housing on-base is a public-private partnership with Minot AFB Homes. 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. Contact the Family Housing Office for directions on the application process and current wait times. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the application process. Military Housing Office 256 Spruce St. Minot AFB, ND 58704
Phone:1 (707) 727-4417
- Monday - Thursday: 0800-1700 (Central Time)
- Friday: 0800-1600 (Central Time)
Minot AFB Housing OptionsThere are three neighborhoods on Minot AFB. All are pet-friendly, but there are some breed restrictions and households are usually limited to two animals. Common amenities include a community center, dog park, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, multipurpose courts, running trails, indoor splash pad, lawn care, maintenance and snow-removal services. 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. North PointRanks: E1-E8, Military Retirees This neighborhood of three- and four-bedroom homes features patios, master suites and garages. The neighborhood is an easy walk to the commissary and base exchange and features walking trails, playground and park, and plenty of open green space.
2. Prairie Rose EstatesRanks: E1-E8. O1-O5, Military Retirees This neighborhood has two- to four-bedroom homes with ample closet space and storage, a garage, patio, deck and fully equipped kitchen. The neighborhood is close to the main gate, Memorial Middle School and Dakota West Elementary School. The neighborhood also has a community center, indoor splash park, dog park and multiple playgrounds.
3. SunflowerRanks: E1-E9. O1-O6, Military Retirees This neighborhood has two- to four-bedroom homes with walk-in closets, garage, and ample closets and storage space. The neighborhood has multiple playgrounds and is close to the North Plains Elementary School, the commissary, the exchange and fitness center.
ConclusionMinot, North Dakota, is a small place, so staying on base can make your life much more convenient, having all the amenities close at hand. Talking to your Military Housing Office and sponsor as soon as you receive orders is the best way to ensure a seamless transition and getting your family settled. We hope this gets you pointed in the right direction to finding your new home! More like this: 17 Of the Best Things to Do in Minot AFB
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