Air Force, DOD switch HOMES
By Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
/ Published January 12, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official Defense Department website designed to modernize the way all service members search for housing when relocating.
Effective Dec. 29, HOMES.mil was launched for public access to provide service members seeking housing at their assigned location, and to landlords, owners and property managers to access for marketing rental properties.
"The Air Force remains fully committed to providing members access to safe, affordable, adequate and non-discriminatory housing," said Sheila Schwartz, Headquarters Air Force facilities management division housing lead.
HOMES.mil features search and display options as well as Google maps and will allow users to save listings, view photos and research housing areas. The user is also able to compare up to four different properties at one time.
Air Force members may create an account in HOMES.mil using the "create account" link on the home page. Once registration is completed, the member will receive an automatic welcome email to HOMES.mil and can begin using the system.
The website empowers service members with information and tools to make smart decisions on housing property listings.
"We will continue to provide referral and relocation services to service members, their families and DOD civilians through electronic, telephone and face-to-face customer interaction," Schwartz said.
The Air Force housing public website is still available and provides a venue for members to obtain specific installation information on family, unaccompanied and privatized housing.
For questions or more information, members and their families should contact or visit their local military housing office.