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Housing privatization begins Oct. 1; lease signing Sept. 10-12

By Capt. Sharon Branick | 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs | Sept. 7, 2007

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — "Man's best friend" was one of the top priorities on the minds of base housing residents Sept. 4 housing privatization town hall meeting in the base theater. 

From the pet policy, to maintenance and lawn care, residents got the opportunity to ask questions about how the new landlord of base housing, Pinnacle Hunt Communities, is going to take care of their needs. 

Col. Richard Clark, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, told the town hall attendees that was the objective for the evening. 

"Our goal is to make sure you're informed", said Colonel Clark. "We want you to have all the answers you need to make the decision whether or not to continue living on base." 

"This is a partnership between the wing, PHC, and you," he said. 

PHC is scheduled to take control of base housing Oct. 1 under housing privatization and will be co-located with the housing office in Building 610. PHC currently manages homes at Nellis AFB, Nev., Scott AFB, Ill., and Dover AFB, Del. 

Residents will be required to sign a one-year lease if they choose to remain living on base. Lease signing will be conducted at the Randolph Officer's Club in the International Room Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept. 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents who would like to sign their lease sooner may stop by the housing office.
 
Military members not available to sign the lease must issue a special power of attorney for someone else to sign on their behalf. 

All members who choose to move off base are entitled to a goverment-funded move but their request must be submitted and orders processed through the Traffic Management Office not later than Sept. 20.

Likewise, they must clear housing and complete their moves as follows: Members moving to a rental property must clear housing by Sept. 27. Those purchasing a home will be allowed to remain in base housing under a short-term lease agreement until Oct. 31; however, they must provide the landlord a copy of their purchase contract at lease signing. 

Members purchasing a home may remain in base housing under a short-term lease agreement beyond Oct. 31, but they will no longer be entitled to a government funded move. 

Additionally, members are also entitled to a partial dislocation allowance if they clear housing on or before Sept. 28. 

To view the Housing Privatization presentation from the Sept. 4 Town Hall meeting, click here

For more information, visit www.randolph.af.mil or contact the housing office at 652-4102.