Privatized Housing (On Post)
Fort Wainwright has more than 1,500 Privatized Housing Units located on post. The majority are within walking distance of elementary schools, the AAFES Shoppette, child care center and chapels. Depending on the number of PCS rotations and size of families departing, the wait for housing can be from two months to a year. Typically, more than one-third of families assigned to Fort Wainwright reside off post in the Fairbanks and North Star Borough area for part of their tour of duty. The DoD policy of raising BAH rates to eliminate most out-of-pocket expenses for rental housing has greatly improved the ability of all ranks to obtain adequate, affordable, off-post housing. However, the vacancy rate is very seasonal and rental units become more expensive and difficult to obtain during the summer months.
Application and Eligibility
Service members may apply for housing by contacting North Haven Communities at 907-356-1881 or in person at the North Haven Office located in Building 3401, Santiago Road, first floor. Adjustments to eligibility dates for time in transit and temporary duty en route are made during the application process. Copies of all orders since departing the last primary duty station are needed for completion of the application. The wait for on-post housing tends to change seasonally.
Housing Units are either two, three, four or five bedrooms. Most units are two-story four to eight-plexes, while field grade officer housing features duplexes and single family houses.
Americans with Disability Act (ADA) modified housing (i.e. limited stairs, no stairs, wheelchair accessible)
Housing for families with ADA qualified members is available in limited quantities. It is very important for inbound families to coordinate any specific ADA housing needs with North Haven Communities (NHC) office in advance of their arrival at Fort Wainwright. Soldiers and family members qualifying under ADA will need to be enrolled in the Army Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). A completed Family Member Deployment Screening Sheet (DA FORM 5888) must accompany the Reassignment Processing (DA Form 4787) to request travel of family members to the command. Immediately upon arrival at Fort Wainwright, the Soldier/family should contact the Housing Services Office (HSO) for assistance in locating rental housing. ADA Housing may not be available on post when you arrive, the HSO can assist you in locating adequate rental housing in the local economy until such time as ADA housing becomes available on post.
Single Service Member Housing
On-post housing is usually available for single personnel classified as bonafide bachelors (eligible for BAQ at the without dependent rate) arriving at Fort Wainwright. If quarters are not immediately available within 10 days of arrival, permission for renting off post will probably be approved. The waiting list time frames are subject to constant change. Be sure that you have the most updated information. It is suggested that sixty (60) days prior to your arrival, you call the housing office or check the web site. Single soldiers (E-6 and below) without family members may report to Housing on Day 1 or 2 of In-processing. Single, E-6 and above must report to Housing with a Quarters Application.
Housing residents are allowed to have only two pets living with them that do not live in cages (i.e. dogs and cats). USARAK requires all pets which are maintained in government quarters to be registered with the veterinary service within five working days of arrival on the post. A current certificate of rabies immunization for each dog and cat over 3 months of age must be presented at the time of registration.
Associated LinksUnited States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.
Army Housing Online User Services
Army housing program's worldwide portal.
The Fort Buchanan Child and Youth Services also serves as the Central Registration Office and is located in Garcia Street, Building 1020-A and can be reached by calling 787-707-3787.
They are open 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. (Emergencies are taken on a case by case basis). There is no annual registration fee.
Services Offered include: School Liaison Services, Parent & Community Liaison Services, Youth Education Liaison Services, Baby-sitter Training and Referral Services, Child Development Center (CDC)
The Fort Buchanan Child Development Center (CDC) is located in Building 348 and can be reached by calling 787-3598/3769. The center offers full-day care for children 6 weeks to 4 years old. Hourly service is available. Reservation is required for the hourly services. The center is open 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The School Age Services (SAS) program provides services to children between five and twelve years of age with opportunities for supervised, individual and group activities, to compliment, not repeat school experiences. SAS also provides ample opportunities for children to learn more about their interests, to develop skills and to spend time in positive relationships with other children and adults.
SAS provides supervised activities during, before and after school hours, on school holidays, during summer and on teacher in-service days when parents are working. Parents may choose between Regular and Hourly services. Fees are IAW Family Income.
Family Child Care (FCC) at Ft Buchanan offers quarter-based care provided by adult family members living in government housing areas. The FCC Program provides care for children four weeks to 12 years old. Ft Buchanan CYS certifies both the FCC provider and the housing unit before children are accepted for care.Our office is located in Building 1020-A, Buchanan Heights, Telephone 787-707-3432 or DSN 312-740-3432.