Randolph Air Force Base Housing

If you’re a military member planning to PCS to Randolph Air Force Base, you may have questions about the base’s housing. The community offers on-base homes and privatized family housing in nearby San Antonio. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on what’s right for your unique situation and lifestyle.

If your new assignment takes you to Randolph Randolph Air Force Base housing Air Force Base, you’ll find the South Texas area is a vibrant location that blends Old West and Hispanic cultures with big city amenities like fine dining, museums, professional sports (like the San Antonio Spurs) and more. The base itself sits on a vast expanse of Texas land with rolling hills and picturesque countryside.

The historic base is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of USAF aircraft and a historic museum that tells the story of military aviation through photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. The base also offers training and support to the air force’s fleet of bombers, helicopters and other fighter jets.

While many military members choose to live on-base, the majority of civilians choose off-base accommodations. The cost of living in the area is 14% lower than the national average and a family of four can expect to spend about $72,000 a year here. The cost of base housing is based on rank and BAH, so it’s important to know what you can afford before making any housing decisions.

Privatized Housing

At JBSA-Randolph, the family housing community is owned, managed and constructed by Hunt Military Communities, a company that manages privatized military family homes on 44 installations worldwide. Military families can opt to live in the privatized community by signing a lease with Hunt.

The community features a variety of homes and townhomes that have been renovated to meet today’s standards. It’s a good choice for families who want to avoid the commute from the suburbs and enjoy the convenience of on-base services. Inside, the homes feature a mix of tile and carpet with hardwood floors. Outside, the property is maintained by Gratr, a subcontractor of Pinnacle, and the homeowners are responsible for yard work inside wooden fences and garden beds.

In recent years, some homeowners have complained about problems with their homes. In one case, a worker discovered sewage 8 inches deep beneath the home, and an independent mold testing company found 66,000 mold spores per square inch of air. Other families have complained that their maintenance requests are not fulfilled in a timely manner or the contractor has not repaired issues, such as mold.

Some of these complaints have led to a lawsuit filed against Hunt by six current and former Randolph Air Force Base residents. The suit alleges that the company failed to meet contractual obligations and harmed military families by exposing them to mold exposure. The Pentagon is moving to give commanders a stronger hand in contract performance fee discussions with companies that manage military housing, and has plans to add resident advocates at bases to act as liaisons between households and housing management offices.

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