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West Point has undergone the transformation to privatization of on-post Family housing through the Residential Communities Initiative (RCI). Balfour Beatty Communities, West Point's housing partner is committed to improving the quality of housing available on West Point through ongoing maintenance, renovation and recreational activities among other programs.
The RCI project for West Point required the reduction of available housing units from 961 to 824.
All incoming military personnel must in-process first through the Housing Services Office (HSO) after signing in for duty and in-processing with the Military Personnel Division for on post, off post housing. Personnel will then be referred to the appropriate office for the desired Housing; Balfour Beatty Communities for on-post Family housing, HSO Office for off post.
On August 1st 2008, on post Family housing transitioned to privatized operations under the Army's Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) program. Balfour Beatty Communities is the West Point privatization partner. Balfour Beatty Communities will perform all the traditional Family housing functions: assignments, terminations, operations and maintenance. In addition, they will renovate most of the houses on West Point and completed construction of new houses in Stony Lonesome I. The RCI Office is responsible for project oversight and asset management and coordination between Balfour Beatty and the West Point Community.
The average waiting time for on-post housing is 30-90 days. Call Balfour Beatty Communities (845)446-6407 or visit the West Point Family Housing website for more information.
The West Point Housing Draw/Summer Assignment Process for officers and Key and Essential civilian personnel takes place in the early June. This housing draw is significantly different from assignment procedures at other installations. Full details on the Summer assignment procedures can be viewed at www.westpointfamilyhousing.com
All military personnel assigned to West Point with accompanying legal dependents on a permanent basis, are eligible for assignments to Family housing. For other categories please see Housing Assignment Priorities in Balfour Beatty Communities Housing Assignment Policies on the West Point Family Housing website.
All incoming military personnel must in-process first through the Housing Services Office (HSO) after signing in for duty and in-processing with the Military Personnel Division for on-post or off post housing. Personnel will then be referred to the appropriate office for the desired Housing; Balfour Beatty Communities for Family housing on-post, HSO Office for off-post housing.
Applications for on-post housing may be completed via the West Point Family Housing website. After submitting a housing application, Soldiers who wish to reside in on-post housing should contact Balfour Beatty Communities on the date they sign out of their previous duty station to be placed on the wait list for West Point housing by calling 845-446-6407.
Ask your Command or local housing office to learn more about PCSing.com that is currently available for most military installations. This site allows military members and families to:
- Search listings and pictures of available rentals near military installations
- Articles to understand all the ins and out of PCSing to a new location
- Find out about shared rentals
- List and advertise their own properties for rent or to other military families PCSing
- List their homes For Sale By Owner (FSBO) to other military members PCSing
- How to Contact the military installation housing office they are PCSing to.
- For Local Certified Military Relocator agents to help in your PCSing needs
The Housing Services Office (HSO) provides off-post housing assistance, referrals and information on the local area to military members and their Families and DOD civilian personnel. Military personnel must in-process through the HSO after signing in for duty and in-processing with the Military Personnel Division
The HSO Office maintains lists of local community rental properties, as well as information on homes for purchase. Assistance is provided prior to or upon arrival to West Point. Appointments are suggested.
For information please call (845)938-2500 or visit the website.
Single Soldier Housing
West point has two apartment buildings that are used for unaccompanied officer and enlisted personnel (E-7 and above). The Housing Services Office, located in Bldg. 695, provides assistance in finding suitable off-post housing. Their phone number is 938-2500. Inbound personnel should contact the HSO prior to entering into a lease agreement. . Unaccompanied personnel can also check with Balfour Beatty Communities for availability of vacant units that they may have available on post at 845-446-6407.
Single Soldiers, Sergeant and below are required to live in the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing(UPH) Barracks. All single Soldiers, sergeant and below are required to in-process with the UPH Office located in Building 695 Buckner Loop. For information please call 845-938-6202 or 845-938-4686.
All bona fide bachelors, Staff Sergeants and above are required to in-process with the Housing Services Office located in Building 695 Buckner Loop.
Exceptional Family Member Housing
West Point housing is currently in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has a total of 24 ADA adapted units. These consist of: (17) 3 bedroom units, (5) 4 bedrooms units, (1) 5 bedroom unit and (1) 6 bedroom unit. 15 of the 3 bedroom units have central air. All 5 of the 4 bedroom units have central air, the 5 bedroom unit is also equipped with central air, but the 6 bedroom is not.
Generators are available through the West Point Fire Department for Families with significant medical needs who require power for medical equipment.
Housing options off-post include apartments, condos, townhouses and single family homes, Furnished apartments are difficult to find. Most landlords require a one year lease. It is extremely important that your lease contain a military clause allowing you to terminate your lease early should you deploy or receive PCS orders. You may have the Housing Services Office (HSO) or Legal Assistance Office (LAO) review your lease prior to signing it.
The HSO Office provides off-post housing assistance and referral to military members and their Families and DOD civilian personnel. Military personnel must in-process through the HSO after signing in for duty and in-processing with Military Personnel Division. Soldiers should contact the HSO prior to signing a lease.
The HSO Office maintains lists of local community rental properties as well as information on homes for purchase. Assistance is provided prior to or upon arrival to West Point. Appointments are suggested.
For information please call (845)938-2500 or visit the website.
Housing Services Office - (HSO) --Contact HSO for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about off-post housing. The HSO will provide you a list of rentals and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. All renters should carry renters insurance against fire, theft and other damages. The property owner's insurance will cover the property but not the renters personal property.
The median home sale price in the local area for 2012 was $245,000 . There are an abundance of homes for sale in the area. Options include single family dwellings, townhouses, and condos. The cost of living for the area is extremely high. 2012 cost of living index in Orange County is 135.5 (National average is 100. Local realtors can assist you in finding a suitable home to purchase.
West Point does not have a mobile home park. However, there are mobile home parks in the surrounding communities with available rentals. Mobile homes are also available for purchase in the surrounding communities. If you purchase a new mobile home, you will need land to put it on. When purchasing a previously owned mobile home from a private party, you will need to ensure the land it sits on is part of the purchase; otherwise you will need to purchase land and move the home to it.