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1 Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates Fort Bragg Housing Services Office 6th Floor Soldier Support Center (BLDG ) Normandy Drive Main Post Fort Bragg, North Carolina (910) Hours: Monday-Friday Off Post Frequently Asked Questions Selecting Off Post Housing ACS Relocation Services Services Provided : Individual off-post counseling and referral assistance Up-to-date listings of homes for rent or sale Review, clarify or explain lease contracts Mediate disputes between tenants and landlords Inspect off-post rental housing for adequacy and non-discriminatory rental practices Provide handout material, including area maps, rental/sales booklets, brochures, etc... Important Information Arriving personnel with Permissive TDY on their leave form must report to the Housing Office for a stamp on the day the PTDY period starts. Soldiers without family members or other dependants and Soldiers married to Service Member not assigned to Fort Bragg are not entitled to BAH All Soldiers must report to the Housing Services Office prior to entering a lease or other long term housing arrangement Contact Us

2 Off Post Housing Frequently Asked Questions WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SECURITY DEPOSITS BEFORE SIGNING A LEASE? Make sure you and the landlord agree on the pre-occupancy condition of the rental unit. Get a complete list of any existing damages to the unit signed by you and landlord for your record. Check the unit to make sure the list is correct. Add any damages you may find regardless of how small. When you move out this list will determine what damages you may have to pay from your deposit. MUST THE LANDLORD REFUND MY SECURITY DEPOSIT I GAVE TO HOLD UNIT IF I DECIDE I DO NOT WANT THE UNIT? No, the landlord does not have to refund this deposit unless otherwise agreed upon by you and the landlord. The purpose of this deposit was to have the landlord take the property off the market. For this reason, it is usually not refundable. I JUST RECEIVED DEPLOYMENT ORDERS. CAN I TERMINATE MY LEASE BEFORE I DEPART? Yes, under North Carolina law, you can terminate your lease if the orders are in excess of 3 months. You will be responsible for only 30 days rent after the date you provide the landlord with written notice and proof of assignment. Remember, you are liable for any damages you caused to unit above normal wear and tear. MY ROOMMATE AND I BOTH SIGNED A LEASE BUT SHE HAS MOVED OUT. CAN I GET OUT OF THE LEASE? Generally, if you signed a lease with your roommate, the landlord can hold each of you liable for the rent, depending on how the lease is set up. You may want to contact the landlord and agree to pay a portion of the charges to be released from liability for the entire amount. IF I AM STATIONED AT FORT BRAGG BUT CHOOSE TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE FAYETTEVILLE AREA WILL I RECEIVE THE BAH FOR THE AREA I LIVE IN? No, BAH is based on where the Soldier is stationed, not where they live. ARE THERE ANY OFF LIMIT LANDLORDS? Currently, there is a list of Off Limit landlords, please contact the HSO for the most updated and current information regarding Off limit Landlords/Establishments. WHEN DO I NEED TO GET MY DA-31 (LEAVE FORM) STAMPED FOR PERMISSIVE TDY? Soldiers on Permissive TDY for house hunting MUST report to the HSO on the FIRST DAY of PTDY to receive the housing stamp and date. If the leave form is not properly stamped and dated by the HSO, finance will charge you regular leave instead of PTDY. HOW DO I GET A LIST OF AVAILABLE RENTALS IN THE AREA? Please visit for available rental listings in the surrounding area. WHAT ARE THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE AREA? Please visit Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates

3 Housing Availability The communities surrounding Fort Bragg offer various types of housing for rent or sale. The Off Post Housing Services Office maintains a referral listing with detailed information on many of them. Types range from single family dwellings (houses) to multi-family units such as apartments, condos, townhouses, duplexes and mobile homes. The cost to rent or purchase will vary based on size and amenities included. Finding a place to live quickly will depend on your family composition and what you can afford to pay. Finding a Place to Live Check the rental unit thoroughly first to determine if it is adequate for your family composition and needs. When you submit an application to rent a unit, expect to pay a non-refundable screening fee. This will be used to check your past rental and credit history. Also, you may be asked to post a security deposit which is normally paid before you move into the unit. The amount varies from fifty dollars up to the equivalent of one month's rent. Pets Many landlords will not accept pets. Therefore, if you have a pet, you will have fewer rental selections. Landlords that do accept pets will often specify the number and size they will allow. Expect to pay a non-refundable pet deposit which is normally used to professionally sanitize the unit after you vacate. The average pet deposit per pet is $ $ Handicapped-Accessible Units There are some landlords who will make minor adjustments in designated units to meet the needs of disabled persons. A landlord may not refuse to let you make reasonable modifications to your unit, at your expense, if necessary for a disabled person. However, where reasonable, the landlord may permit changes only if you agree to restored the unit to its original condition when you move. Legal Questions? Fort Bragg Legal Services Lease Contracts A lease is a legal contract. When you sign a lease, you assume many legal obligations. What legal obligations you incur depends entirely on the provisions of your lease. It is important that you read and understand your lease. If you have any doubts about signing the lease, take it to Housing Services Office or the Legal Assistance Office for review. If you break your lease, it can cost you money. Before deciding to sign or break a lease, have it reviewed first! Military Clause Ensure that a military clause is inserted into your lease. The military clause is a provision in the lease that let military tenants end a lease prematurely for reasons connected with their military service. North Carolina law requires that if a tenant on active duty with the military receives either permanent change of station (PCS) orders or temporary duty (TDY) orders for a period in excess of 3 months, the tenant is liable for no more than 30 days rent after written notice and proof of assignment are given to the landlord. TIP: Do not allow a landlord to promise anything orally. Get all promises in writing as an addition to your lease. TIP: If you are still in your lease when you are selected for on post housing, your name will remain at the top of the waiting list so you can complete your agreement and prevent loss of rent and deposit. Security Deposits You may be required to pay a security deposit along with first month's rent for the unit you select. As a tenant you have the right to inspect the premises to determine the condition of the unit. Refunds of Security Deposits A landlord must return your security deposit within 30 days after termination of the lease or surrender and acceptance of the premises, whichever occurs later. If the landlord is retaining all or part of the security deposit, a written statement specifying the exact reason why the security deposit is being retained must be provided to you. North Carolina law permits a landlord to retain the security deposit for nonpayment of rent, fees for late payment, abandonment of the premises, nonpayment of utility charges, repair work or cleaning contracted for by the tenant with third parties and actual damages caused by the tenant's breach of the lease or rental agreement. A landlord cannot retain a security deposit to cover normal wear and tear on the premises. TIP: Before signing a lease or rental agreement, ensure that disposition of the security deposit is spelled out in plain language. If you do not understand the terms and conditions, take the lease to Housing Services Office or the Legal Assistance Office for review and interpretation before you sign. TIP: Don't expect to get your security deposit back just because you think you left the place cleaner than it was when you moved in. Use the move-in/move-out inspection checklist to support your claim. TIP: If you dispute the accuracy of the landlord's damage findings and the landlord still deducts from your security deposit, you may bring action to recover any portion that is wrongfully withheld. Contact Housing Services Office for assistance. Inspections and Repair of Rental Properties Move-In Inspection Take inventory of the furniture, fixtures and appliances. Ensure that you make careful inspection of the premises in the company of the landlord or the property manager, noting all discrepancies in writing regardless of how small. The inspection inventory should then be signed and dated by both parties. The current landlord or manager may not be the same one when you move. The new landlord or manager should be appraised of any damages or other problem areas. TIP: Common discrepancies that fail to be noted are broken tiles, broken shingles, cracks in the wall or ceiling, faulty doors and door locks, leaky faucets and the heating and cooling system. Move-Out Inspection Most leases will require that you give the landlord a written 30 days notice of your intent to move prior to the end of your lease. Protect yourself and have your landlord sign your move-out notice to prove that he or she has been notified of your intentions and keep a copy for reference. Make arrangements with the landlord or manager to conduct a move-out inspection of your rental unit. It is very important to finish moving and turn in the keys by the end of the rental period. If not, you may be liable for the next month's rent. Tip: Make sure the electricity in unit stays on until out-inspection is completed. If you turn electricity off before the inspection is completed, landlord will charge you to have it cut back on. Repairs The landlord is required by law to keep the premises in a good state of repair. Keep requests in writing for repair of items that do not function properly. Any failure by the landlord to make repairs after receiving written notice may entitle you to set off against the rent reasonable expense of making repairs. Consult with Housing Services Office or Legal Assistance Office first. Tip: You must let your landlord know first that you need repairs. Allow a reasonable amount of time for repairs to be made. Remember that your landlord is not responsible for damages you, your family, guests or visitors cause to the premises. Renter's Insurance Every prospective military tenant should ask about Renter's Insurance. If the landlord is to provide insurance coverage, inquire into the specific coverage of the policy. Remember, if the policy does not cover your household goods and personal belongings, you cannot collect damages from the landlord's insurance company in the event of a loss. You should consider, for your own protection, obtaining your own insurance coverage by purchasing a homeowner's policy designed for a renting tenant. This not only gives protection for certain damages you may cause to your landlord's property, but it will cover your household goods and other belongings. Tenant/Landlord Disputes Complaints of any nature concerning off-post housing, received from military personnel or from owners, landlords, agents and managers must be investigated for validity by the Housing Services Office. Housing Services Office will then: Obtain full and complete information from each party concerned and evaluate the circumstances impartiallyFort Bragg Legal Services When possible, obtain complaint in writing from aggrieved parties Conduct a preliminary investigation Attempt to resolve the complaint When complaints are of a serious nature, Housing Services Office will notify the commander of the person involved. The commander may take appropriate action as dictated by circumstances to assist Housing Services Office in resolving the complaint. Standard of Conduct Military personnel and their dependents occupying off-post housing must abide by local, state laws and ordinances, complete all contractual obligations and extend respect towards local citizens and their property. These reminders will help in maintaining good tenant and landlord relationships, and contribute to the continued acceptance and appreciation of military personnel and their dependents by local communities: Pay your rent and other fees when due Conserve utilities Keep dwelling clean and in neat order Control your children and pets Wear proper attire while outdoors Avoid damage to private property Notify landlord promptly of needed repairs Learn and abide by house rules and policies Do not disturb neighbors unnecessarily Give required notice prior to termination of occupancy Leave the unit in a clean, undamaged condition Buying A Home Determine Your Housing Needs and Price Range What you need in a house depends on: the size, the age, and activities of your family the amount you have available for a down payment the amount of mortgage you can qualify for -- what you can afford to pay what's available in the local real estate market Visit the Area and See the Homes Available take house hunting trip as soon as possible -- use Space-A transportation and permissive TDY when available request an overall area tour first to get a feel for new area, different neighborhoods, styles of homes, etc... eliminate homes as you are looking Select a Home and Make an Offer Your offer should include price, closing date, contingencies, inspection and closing costs and personal property conveyed with sale Closing Process all conditions fulfilled, contingencies removed title to the property will be passed from the seller to you sign the deed of trust/mortgage; note; VA, FHA, lender forms, settlement sheets pay balance of down payment and closing cost with cashier/certified check costs vary depending on type of mortgage, but include: financing costs (discount points, mortgage insurance premium, VA funding fee); escrows; title search and insurance; transfer taxes and recording fees; appraisal and credit report; homeowner's insurance; real estate taxes; prepaid interest; survey; termite inspection; other customary or lender-required fee you can negotiate with seller to pay any of these costs Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates

4 FSBP BRIGADE NCO MANAGEMENT TEAMS 44th Medical Bridage Office #BLDG # /Location M-2350/Quartermaster St M-2350/Quartermaster St. 1st Theater Support Command Office #BLDG # /Location M-2350/Quartermaster St M-2350/Quartermaster St. 82nd Sustainment Brigade Office #BLDG # /Location M-2340/Quartermaster St M-2340/Quartermaster St. 192nd EOD M-2340/Quartermaster St M-2340/Quartermaster St. 108th ADA Office #BLDG # /Location X 2921/ADA Complex X 2921/ADA Complex 20th Engr BDE Office #BLDG # /Location /3830H 5748/SBH /3830H 5748/SBH WAMC H 5057 ( WAMC) 50th Sig H 5812/SBH 3rd SFG/528 Sus Bde Office #BLDG # /Location E E th CA BDE Office #BLDG # /Location , RM , RM 110 4th MISOC Office #BLDG # /Location H H MI BDE Office #BLDG # /Location , RM , RM th MP BDE Office #BLDG # /Location , RM , RM 1009 XVIII ABC Office #BLDG # /Location , RM th Signal Office #BLDG # /Location E 4269, HHC 112th HQs E 4269, HHC 112th HQs 82ND Airborne Division 1ST Brigade Combat Team Office #BLDG # /Location C-3223/ Biazza Street C-3223/ Biazza Street 2ND Brigade Combat Team Office #BLDG # /Location C-8541/Grave St C-8541/Grave St. 3D Brigade Combat Team Office #BLDG # /Location A3351, RM# A114/Butner Road A3351, RM# A114/Butner Road 4TH Brigade Combat Team Office #BLDG # /Location B1331 RM# 112/Red Devils ST B1331 RM# 112/Red Devils ST. 82nd Combat Avation Brigade Office #BLDG # /Location (910) , CQ DESK/Rotary Lane (910) ,, CQ DESK/Rotary Lane 82nd Head Quarters Head Quarters Battalion Office #BLDG # /Location C-5624, RM# 118/Bastogne RD C-5624, RM# 118/Bastogne RD 18 FIRES Brigade Office #BLDG # /Location D-3436, CQ DESK/Mederet ST D-3436, CQ DESK/Mederet ST Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates

5 NAMEPHONE NUMBERSFAX NUMBERS Chief of Housing Services In / Out Processing and Permissive TDY l Utility Deposit Waver Program CNA's, Exception to Policy and Assistance with AHRN Housing Counselor Housing Counselor Housing Counselor Housing Counselor Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates

6 Fort Bragg Minimum Housing Standards for Off-Post Rental Properties Off-Post Housing Inspection checklist Fort Bragg Off-Post Housing Inspection Area Map Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates The Fort Bragg Housing Services Office inspects off-post rental property for compliance with Department of the Army and Fort Bragg Minimum Housing Adequacy Standards. Homes that fail to meet these standards are not available to Soldiers to rent. The links below will take you to the minimum standards, our inspection checklist, a map of the areas we inspect, and contact information for our inspectors.

7 Permissive TDY Permissive TDY is granted by a Lieutenant Colonel or higher for a period of up to 10 days and is to be used only for house hunting at the gaining duty station. The day your PTDY starts you need to come to the Housing Office to get your DA form 31 stamped. Failure to do so will result in you being charged regular leave for the PTDY period. The Housing Office will not back-date PTDY stamps. Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates

8 Utility Deposit Waver Program The Utility Deposit Waiver Program is a combined effort of the Fort Bragg Command, the Housing Office and the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union to help Soldiers waive the electricity deposit by having the deposit guaranteed by the Credit Union. Companies Participating: Public Works Commission (PWC) Lumbee River EMC South River EMC Central EMC Documents Needed: Assignment orders to Ft Bragg or unit Lease or purchase agreement Proof of BAH for E5 and below (marriage cert or LES) Two forms of pictured ID (one being military ID) $25.00 fee for non-members (cash or check) $15.00 fee for members (cash or check) Spouses must bring the original General Power of Attorney to initiate the waiver process. Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates

9 Certificate of Non-Availability A Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) is issued as an Exception to Policy for Soldiers that would otherwise be required to reside in the barracks. Soldiers with an approved CNA draw BAH at the without dependents rate All CNA request are initiated by the Soldier in the Housing Office on the 6 th floor of the Soldier Support Center. To start the process the Soldier is required to bring supporting documentation that provides details of the circumstances that may qualify them for a CNA. Soldiers eligible to apply for a CNA Non-custodial parents of minor children with significant visitation privileges Recently divorced Soldiers in a lease signed more than 45 days before beginning a divorce proceeding Recently divorced Soldiers awarded a home bought during the marriage Soldiers that owned a home in the area prior to receiving orders to Fort Bragg Pregnant soldiers with medical issues that warrant moving out of the Barracks before the 28 th week of gestation Pregnant Soldiers in the 28 th week of gestation CID/MPI agents Soldiers assigned to JSOC Members of the Golden Knights/Black Daggers Soldier Married to another Service Member within 45 days of spouses arrival to Fort Bragg Circumstances that do not justify a CNA Failure to secure an approved CNA prior to committing to a Lease Excessive household goods or pet ownership Soldier purchasing a house or entering into a lease after beginning a divorce proceeding Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates

10 Soldier Married to Service Member In accordance with AR420-1, para 3-18, Unaccompanied Soldiers married to Service Members on separate tours will be assigned to permanent party housing on the same basis as unmarried personnel. Unaccompanied Sergeants and below will be housed in the barracks until 45 days prior to the arrival of the spouse, at which time the Soldier may apply for a Certificate of Non-Availability in order to set up housekeeping.Certificate of Non-Availability Unaccompanied Staff Sergeants and above are not eligible for family housing or the barracks, and must reside in Randolph Point or off the installation. Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates

11 Off Limits List Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates The following off post rental properties fail to meet minimum housing adequacy standards and have been placed off limits to all Service Members assigned to Fort Bragg. Service Members are prohibited from renting these dwellings. Off Limits Establishments

12 Non-Referral List Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates The rental properties listed on this page have been inspected at least twice by the Fort Bragg Housing Office and found to not meet Fort Bragg Minimum Adequacy Standards. These properties have been referred to the Armed forces Disciplinary Control Board for consideration for being placed Off Limits. Because these homes do not meet minimum standards, the Housing Office strongly recommends that Service Members not enter into a lease for one of these properties. Non-Referral List

13 Short Term Lodging Off Post Family Housing Senior Unaccompanied Housing Ft Bragg Lodging First Sergeants Barracks Program Off Post Minimum Housing Standards Short Term Off Post Lodging Off Limits List Non-Referral List Soldiers Married to Service Member Permissive TDY Utility Deposit Waivers Certificates of Non- Availability Fort Bragg BAH Rates Occasionally, you may need short-term lodging to bridge the period between your arrival to Fort Bragg and your permanent home becoming available. When this happens and the wait period is more than a few days, it may be more economical to commit to a short-term lease than to stay in a hotel. The Housing Services Office maintains a list of apartment style rentals that meet minimum housing adequacy standards, allow for shorter lease periods, and rent for considerably less than hotel rates. The properties are generally convenient to post, many allow pets, are furnished, and include utilities. Short Term Off Post Housing List


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