Civilian renters now welcome to live in Fort Hood housing
By: Staff report, August 4, 2016 (Photo Credit: Fort Hood Family Housing)
Fort Hood Family Housing is now open to all renters, military or otherwise.
The privately-run housing community on the Texas installation this week announced it has opened up its doors to interested and qualified civilians, in addition to military members.
It follows several other military housing communities that have been opened to non-military renters.
“Our first priority is, and always will be, taking care of service members and their families here at Fort Hood, but we are equally excited to welcome all renters into our community and invite them to make their home with us,” said Mack Quinney, project director for Fort Hood Family Housing, in a statement.
Applicants can apply for homes with two, three or four bedrooms in a community with 24-hour emergency maintenance, walking and biking trails, basic utilities, trash and recycling pick-up, and community center amenities including a splash pad and fitness center, according to a press release from Fort Hood Family Housing.
Select homes start at $995 a month with utilities included up to an established baseline. Twelve-month leases are available. A background check is required for all non-military applicants.
Civilian renters can now apply to live on Fort Hood, Texas.
Photo Credit: Fort Hood Family Housing
Fort Hood Family Housing manages more than 5,500 homes on Fort Hood; about 89 percent of them, or 4,875, are currently occupied, said Staci Murphy, a spokeswoman for Fort Hood Family Housing.
There are 49 non-active-duty residents living on Fort Hood, most of whom are retirees or Defense Department civilians, she said, adding that the community was opened to retirees and DoD civilians last October.
So far, there is just one civilian with no military affiliation living on post, Murphy said.
And while civilians with no affiliation with the military can apply to live on post, they will not have access to facilities reserved for those with military IDs, such as the commissary, post exchange or post gyms, Murphy said.
Residents will have access to amenities offered by Fort Hood Family Housing, as well as on-post schools that fall under the Killeen Independent School District, she said.
For more information, visit the Fort Hood Family Housing website or call (254) 220-4799.
Civilian renters on a military base may put our soldiers in grave danger. Contact your local and state representatives to stop this practice as it does not bode well for those protecting our country.