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HOUSING

Posted 2/7/2007 Printable Fact Sheet

Military-controlled housing is available for accompanied members in grades
E-1 and up. The houses are concrete to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.

Upkeep of the yards is a high priority at Andersen.

Waiting List

Incoming members should call the housing office, DSN 315-366-5510, for updates on waiting times. Most families move into military family housing within 30 days of arriving at Andersen. If the military family housing office projects government quarters will be available within 60 days of arrival, members will receive TLA until they move into government quarters. If the projection for government quarters goes beyond 60 days, maximum TLA will be 30 days and members must secure private rental quarters within that period.

Advance Housing Application

Inbound members may submit an advance application for housing through their current housing office. Send the completed application and a copy of orders to 36 CES/CEH, Unit 14007, APO AP 96543-4007. The fax is DSN 315-366-2402 or commercial (671) 366-2402.

The staff will place advance applicants on the waiting list the first day of the month they depart their current base. Walk-in applications are effective the date the member applies. Check in with the housing office as soon as possible after arriving.

Housing Application Forms

Quarters Assignment

Base housing at Andersen may be smaller than housing at other bases. Floor plans are in the welcome packet and are available at the housing office for walk-in customers. Storage space is limited, and because of typhoons, residents may not use metal sheds.

Furnished Items

Guam's electrical power is the U.S. standard 110-volt, 60-Hertz current. Housing units come equipped with central air conditioning, refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer. Most units have dishwashers. All appliances use standard 110-volt electricity.

Inbound members should not ship personal appliances. Temporary storage facilities are not available on island. The government will not ship excess appliances and household goods back to the contiguous United States.

Loaner Furniture

Newcomers who receive a housing assignment before their household goods arrive may use temporary furnishings from the Loaner Furniture Program for up to 90 days.

Loaner furniture consists of beds, dressers, dining tables and chairs, couches, end tables and lamps. Cribs are also available.

Hold baggage should include items for basic housekeeping, as well as sheets, blankets and pillows.

Loan Locker Program

For those who need a few pots and pans or silverware and glassware while waiting for their household goods to arrive, family services has a helpful Loan Locker Program. Public health laws prohibit lending such items as linens and bedding.

Living Off Base

Those who choose to or must live off base must process through the housing referral office before signing a lease. The staff will be able to provide a list of available off-base housing as well as current rental rates.

The average rent for two bedrooms is $850; for three bedrooms, $1,000; and for four bedrooms, $1,200. Apartments average about $800 for one bedroom to $1,400 for four bedrooms, plus utilities. Off-base rentals usually require new tenants to pay one month's rent and a security deposit, which is usually equivalent to one month's rent.

Housing Office

The housing office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except Wednesdays, when the office is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Usually the staff sees customers on a walk-in basis; however, they can make appointments.

Unaccompanied Quarters

Andersen has five dormitories for unaccompanied members. Four dorms are for junior enlisted members and one is for NCOs. Unaccompanied members in grades E-4 and below receive their quarters assignment upon arrival.

Those who are unaccompanied in grades E-5 through E-9 may receive a housing assignment on a space-available basis. Except for the NCO dorm, which is geographically separated, the dormitory complex is within walking distance of most base services, including the dining facility. All E-1 through E-4 dorm rooms have an adjoining bathroom.

Andersen has a limited number of unaccompanied housing units for unaccompanied officers, senior NCOs and civilians. These units are very limited and unaccompanied members in grades E-5 and higher should plan to secure private rental quarters. E-5 and above and civilians should bring their full weight allowance since the government loaner furniture is on a temporary basis. The loaner furniture can be used until your household items arrive.

Inbound members in grades E-7 and higher may submit an advance application for unaccompanied housing through their current housing office. Send the completed application and a copy of orders to 36 CES/CEH, Unit 14007, APO AP 96543-4007. The fax is DSN 315-366-2402 or commercial (671) 366-2402.

The housing staff will hold the advance application until the member reports to the housing office when the member will receive the report date to island as the date of application. All applications other than advance applications will receive a date of walk-in as the application date.

Self-Help Store

The Andersen Self-Help Store, on Arc Light Boulevard, carries an array of items for Andersen family housing and base unit facilities. The store is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

The store has more than 400 line items to help with home improvements; these include bathroom vanities, carport lights and ceiling fans. Tools are also available for three-day checkout. The self-help store offers everything from gardening supplies - lawnmowers, lawn trimmers and edgers - to tools for basic home improvements - hammers, drills, routers and skill saws.

The store also has a large variety of "how-to" videos as well as a landscaping program that allows residents a choice of plants, shrubs, topsoil and potting soil when available. A landscaping specialist is on hand to answer questions and assist residents.







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