mcampb9107 provided this useful information 9 years, 3 months ago:

Housing Placement Teams

I just went thru a few briefs yesterday and would like to get the word out that the housing office now has placement teams to help with your house unit needs. This is geared more towards the larger families 3 and up but if they can they are willing to assist with the lower numbers.

How this works as it was explained during the brief is that they will make calls for you set you up with appointments and as well take you to the house so that you can view it.

They work pretty much just like a rental agent but free they are paid by the government many are people in the private sector that are contracted out by the government as to keep the prices reasonable. We heard a story of a relator charging 2x times the rental agreed price of 1500 euros, just to place the service member in their home which was on the market.

If you contact housing they would be glad to give you the number to the placement team.

The numbers 06315366659 or 06315366649 they will drive you to view homes and assist in translations. You still will set up your appointments I didn't get a chance to use the service as they offered me housing on base within 9 days on station. But a few people who I have talked to state they are a lifesaver for families of three or more.



9 years, 3 months ago

This is a step in the right direction. Let's hope it is a good step.

9 years, 2 months ago

Thank you for sharing, coming in housing is our biggest worry atm.

I thought the wait to get on base housing was something like a 1-1.5 years long.

The wife wants to live on base, I want to live off lol. Adventurous vs. Nervous.

9 years, 2 months ago

Quote by Arron:
Thank you for sharing, coming in housing is our biggest worry atm.

I thought the wait to get on base housing was something like a 1-1.5 years long.

The wife wants to live on base, I want to live off lol. Adventurous vs. Nervous.


Being on base would be a silly move. Why live in a cramped space on base, in a cookie cutter neighborhood, when you can live in a much bigger home off base and meet lots of great people?

My wife felt the same way. She wanted to live on base. We had no option since we are civilian, but she is really happy that we are not stuck living behind the walls.

If you want to know the wait times, look here.

9 years, 2 months ago

Our experience with the housing team has been mixed. They are friendly, willing, and eager to help (quite the surprise given the bureaucracy they work in) and the fact that they can speak the local language is invaluable. Unfortunately, the result was they they could use the housing we were looking for to clean up the AHRN website. Right now (mid Sep) if you are single or have a small family you shouldn't have a problem, larger families will have a harder time unless stationed farther out.

William sends.

9 years, 2 months ago

I referred a guy from my unit to this service and he found a house after looking for only two days. How he did it was that the placement team crew are the housing inspectors what the inspector told him was to let him inspected and he would let him know if it was nice and to call the landlord and view the home before he listed.

He did just that and got the house after the landlord didn't get any calls over the weekend the landlord called him twice today telling him that he was ready to do a contract.

9 years, 2 months ago

That is a pretty cool idea. Inspect and lease at the same time. The only downside I can think of off hand is that the house being nice is rather subjective. I hope the inspector/housing assistance doesn't get a lease without the person who will be living in the house agrees to it.

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