What You Need to Know About Applying to Military Housing

February 20, 2018

From the long list of amenities to the lack of credit check and community feel, there are a lot of reaasons why military families may choose to live in military housing. If you're thinking about applying (or you're set to transfer), here are some helpful tips and things you should know before you begin the process.

  • There are no credit checks or deposits when applying to live in military housing.
  • At Lincoln Military, your rental costs can be paid through the allotment system and includes up to $10,000 in Personal Property Contents Coverage and all of the amenities and services of the community. Amenities like gas, water, and average electricity usage is also included in your rent.
  • Excess electricity charges may be incurred through the DoD’s RECP program.
  • Community amenities include free 24-hour maintenance, roadside assistance, courtesy patrols, free internet in community spaces, household alarm systems, recreation centers, gyms and pools and ongoing community events.
  • In order to apply you'll need:
    • Housing application cover sheet
    • Housing application form, DD1746
    • Current orders
    • Copy of your page 2, DD93, or DD1172 (Army)
    • Government issued ID for all applicants over 18
  • You may also need:
    • DA 31 (Army)
    • Live-in aid is approval by the HA
    • Power of Attorney
    • Exceptional Family Member paperwork
    • Current End of Month LES
  • Pregnant women must provide a medical pregnancy statement supplied by a physician. The term of pregnancy to qualify for a larger home varies from Installation to Installation.
  • Those who share custody of dependent children must provide proof of legal custody (final decree documents) specifically stating that they are entitled to custody for at least 6 consecutive months a year in order to have dependents considered for eligibility.
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