Fort Richardson, AK Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    The military provides two options for the use of your Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)
    The first option is to live on post. Your second option is to use your BAH to rent or buy a house off-post.

    • The Housing Management Office (HMO) (907) 384-3907. Contact the HMO 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. They offer counseling and guidance before entering into a lease agreement and help resolve tenant-landlord disputes.

    Fort Richardson On Post Housing

    • Single Soldiers with orders for JB Elmendorf-Richardson can contact the Unaccompanied Housing Office at (907) 384-1906 / 7852.

    • JB Elmendorf-Richardson on-post housing is privatized and provided by the pet-friendly Aurora Military Housing (907) 753-1023, which offers 19 unique neightborhoods - 8 specifically designated for Fort Richardson families. Home amenities may include: washer & dryer, garage and fenced yard. The community features a fitness center, indoor swimming facility, walking/biking trails and more.

    Fort Richardson, AK Off Post Housing

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    Surrounding Areas
    Anchorage is the biggest city in Alaska with a population of 298,800. Located in the south central part of the state, the city is sheltered from the Gulf of Alaska by the Kenai Fjords and Chugach National Forests. There are just a few smaller communities near Anchorage and the closest major city is Fairbanks, over 6 hours to the north; remote locations are the norm here. Other nearby cities are Eagle River, Birchwood, Chugiak, and, slightly further away, Palmer and Gateway. Alaska is well known for the rugged, untamable wilderness that draws many adventurous visitors and residents here each year. Living here is very different than living elsewhere in North America, but many families will find the new experiences to be rewarding. 

    About the Installation
    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.