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    Fort Richardson, AK Housing and Relocation Information

    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)

    The military provides two options for the use of your BAH. The first is living on post. provides you with the necessary information to complete that request.

    Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off post. provides you with a military-friendly process and pricing for those looking to maximize the use of their BAH.

    On Post Housing (Rent On Post)
    You can contact the housing office at (907) 384-3907. Renting on post housing can include wait times and accommodations may not be available.

    Off Post Single Family Homes

    For those who are not ready to buy a home, and are looking to rent, check our database for available listings in the area. Click here for Single Family Rentals. Click here for Apartments for Rent.
    Surrounding Cities of Fort Richardso

    The cities around this installation are Anchorage, Eagle River, Birchwood, Chugiak, and, slightly further away, Palmer and Gateway. There are plentiful housing opportunities off post for those looking to get into a new home.

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    Fort Richardson is home to the Alaskan Command, the Alaskan NORAD Region, and the Joint Task Force-Alaska as well as several base wing tenants. The main mission of Fort Richardson is to defend the Asia Pacific region by providing combat units ready for air power projection worldwide. Due to the Base Realignment and Closure initiative of 2005, Elmendorf Air Force Base was officially merged with United States Army Fort Richardson in 2010, forming Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. 

    Military personnel are instructed to check in with the Housing Office located in Building 600, Room 104 on arrival. The housing office provides over 2000 homes on base for both Fort Richardson and Elmendorf AFB residents. Waiting lists do exist for those looking for more than four bedrooms. Wait times vary, but can often be up to 9 months. Applications can be obtained from the housing office, Monday through Friday. 

    Call the Housing Office at 907-384-3907.