Local

March 7, 2014

Housing Management Office: Helping Airmen find place to live

Rodney Marks, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron housing referral specialist, reviews property rental paperwork with a service member Feb. 26. Marks helps Airmen, their families, retirees and military civilians with issues regarding house rentals, apartment and house leasing, and several other housing related issues.

There is an office on Luke Air Force Base where Airmen can go who want information about off-base housing, information about living on base versus off base and a multitude of other housing-related questions. It’s an office that every Airman living in a dormitory moving off base must visit. It’s a place that can save Airmen money, time and frustration.

This office, located in the Balfour Beatty Communities building, is the Housing Management Office Referral Services. The HMO Referral Office is committed to providing a full range of relocation options and offers complete referral services.

“I work with people moving on base and those moving off-base,” said Rodney Marks, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron housing referral specialist. “We educate them on the benefits and pitfalls of living on and off base and let them make the decision. Then, we assist them in whichever way they want to go.”

The Referral Office has a plethora of off base rental and apartment listings. Dedicated to ensuring Airman that visit the office are armed with knowledge, the referral office helps with lease reviews, prepares applicants on what to look for and urges them to do property condition reports. They also warn Airmen to watch for and expect fees.

For those wishing to live on base, the referral office ensures eligibility. After that’s been established, the referral office assists with required forms before sending them to the BBC management office.

“We work as partners with the HMO to allow military members and their families to live on base,” said Donnell Oakley, Balfour Beatty community manager. “The HMO also ensures that BBC is compliant with certain standards, such as the waiting list. We have built a relationship, a partnership where we have come together to support the military family. We work together toward the goal of taking care of them.”

The housing referral office offers home-buying seminars four times a year to help educate future home buyers on the process. At these seminars, home buyers learn how much to expect to pay for a house, what they can afford, what mortgage brokers’ look for in a credit score and many other useful tips. They can also connect with Veteran Affairs representatives. HMO also helps current Airmen home owners with renting their property.

“Keep an open mind,” Marks said. “Continue to use us a resource. Check with us and we will share our information with you, regardless of which way you want to go, on base or off. We work in the BBC office, but we are here to help the customer.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Senior Airman
JAMES HENSLEY

F-35 pilot training underway

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Travis Byrom, Lockheed Martin instructor pilot, briefs students in the first F-35 Lightning II training course before the start of class May 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The students are Lt. Col. Sean Ho...
 
 

Everything I need to know about leadership, I learned …

I am sure you’ve heard of, or even read, Robert Fulgham’s best-selling book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Fulgham’s text resonates with many for the simplicity with which he describes “how to be a person.” Leadership in the 21st century Air Force is a much discussed topic, and one can...
 
 

Which one are you?

Have you ever worked for someone you felt was impossible to deal with? How about someone who you simply tolerated? Or have you worked for someone you actually really wanted to work for? What was your work environment like, and what was the attitude of the people among the different types of bosses? Let’s be...
 

 
Senior Airman 
DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Wild Weasels reunite

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The Wild Weasels gather for a group photo during their reunion May 1 at Luke Air Force Base. The Wild Weasels were formed during the early days of the Vietnam War. Their mission was to seek out and...
 
 

News Briefs May 15, 2015

Leadership Gold Members of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence are visiitng Luke to present Dr. John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, which grows leaders and fosters teamwork, at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the Navy Operational Support Center, Bldg. 300, Room 412. Open to civilians and all ranks of enlisted and officers....
 
 

AF announces senior selects

The following master sergeants have been selected for promotion to senior master sergeant: 61st Fighter Squadron Heather Hefner 56th Maintenance Group Christian Brandon 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Paul Branstetter and Brian Leonard 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Andres Vasquez 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit William Jennings 310th AMU John Taylor 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Tommy C...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin