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    JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information 
    The military provides two options for the use of your BAH. Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)
    The first option is living on base. Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off base. We provide you with military friendly information to help you maximize your BAH. 
    On Base Housing
    • The Unaccompanied Housing Office (907) 552-9949 is reserved for airmen in the ranks of E1-E3 and E4 with less than 3 years of service. You are provided with private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. 

    • The Housing Management Office(907) 552-4439. Contact the HMO Office as soon as you know you are moving. You will be provided with the latest information on local housing as well as referral services and relocation assistance. The HMO offers counseling and guidance before entering into a lease agreement, housing referrals as well as resolving tenant-landlord dispute.   

    • Elemendorf AFB on base housing is housing is privatized and operated by Aurora Military Housing. Aurora Military Housing (907) 753-1023 offers nineteen neighborhoods with 70 different floor plans. They are pet friendly and offer amenities such as: discounted TV, playgrounds, utilities included and complimentary renters insurance.  

    Off Base Housing
    For those who are not ready to buy a home, and are looking to rent, check our database for available rentals in the JB Elemendorf - Richardson area.
    Click here for Single Family Rentals.
    Click here for Apartments for Rent.

    Buy A House
    Click here to speak to a local Real Estate Agent
    Click here to view Homes For Sale in the area
    Click here for a List Of Preferred Lenders

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    Surrounding Areas
    JB Elmendorf-Richardson is in the Anchorage area; Anchorage has about 298,000 people. The only other nearby community is Eagle River, a small town. It is about 15 minutes from central Anchorage to Elmendorf, in good weather, but there is often bad weather, and the city is spread out. The cities near JB Elmendorf-Richardson are Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, and Birchwood.

    About Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is a joint base that was formed when Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson merged during the Base Realignment and Closure Initiative. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is home to the headquarters of the United States Alaskan Command, the 11th Air Force, and the Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region. Other tenant commands assigned to the base include the United States Army Alaska, the 3rd wing, and the 673rd Air Base Wing. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is located near Anchorage, Alaska. For more information click here.