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If you are living on post do you have to have a certain number of bedrooms in the house based on the size of your family?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • yes

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • For the post that I lived at, if you had 2 people (husband and wife) then you got a 2 bedroom apartment. If you had 3 people then you got a 3 bedroom apartment. However, if you had another child while you were stationed at that base you wouldn't necessarily get to have a bigger apartment. It really depends on the post you are at and if they have the room available.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Depends on the sex of the children, ages, and what's available. Last duty station we only had a 3 bedroom, with 3 kids. Now we have a 4 bedroom house. And it's an EFMP house, which we never asked for before. So it's a single story, and I love it.

    Answer by Raine2001 at 9:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • There are Dod wide regulations that cover what they have to give you minimum. Some bases are able to go "above and beyond" that. Now, there are exceptions to these based on family size, etc (for example, if you have, say, 9 kids, then they could require you to sign a waiver saying you understand you are not going to get the number of bedrooms you are entitled to, because they don't make housing that size, or they could require you to seek housing off base.)

    But, it's based on rank and family size, and on the gender and age of your kids. Kids that are opposite sex, but both under the age of 6, then they can share a room - 2 kids per room. If they're opposite sex, and the oldest is 6 or older, then they get separate rooms. If they're the same sex, then they can share a room (2 per) until the oldest is 10.

    BUT - cont

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:07 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Yup and they try to match you to it as close as possible. Spouses automatically get a 2 bedroom as they don't have many 1 bedrooms. Additional rooms are as close to the following standards as possible
    Children 6 and under share a room(up to 2 kids per room of any gender, sop this could be a 5 year old boy and a newborn girl)
    After age 6 they only share if they are they same gender up until age 10 when they "qualify" for their own room. ( so 2 girls age 9 and 1 could share but if it is a girl age 9 and a boy age 1 they would get their own rooms)
    Of course this may vary slightly from post to post depending on availability of homes with more bedrooms.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:10 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • cont

    BUT - here's where rank comes in, and I'm speaking only about enlisted, because I'm not sure what the breakdowns for this for officers are. But, E-7 and above are automatically authorized a 3 bedroom unit, unless, because of the number/ gender / age of their kids they are authorized more.

    Most bases / posts will try to follow a one room per kid policy, as they have houses available, but they aren't obligated to do this.

    So take our family for example - we have 2 kids - one of each. When they were little, we got a 2 bedroom. When our ds tuned 6, we got a 3 bdrm. When my dh made E-7, we still got a 3 bdrm, both because of our kids and his rank. Our oldest is now 17, and even after he moves out next yr, we will still get a 3 bdrm, because of his rank.

    Hope this helps!

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:11 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • ok background

    Husband and wife 4 kids 3 girls ages 8, 8, 5 and a 2 month old boy. Husband JUST joined would they tell him he HAS to have a 4 bedroom house on post in El Paso Texas. Since he is 189 on the waiting list his family can not move there with him?????

    OP here

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • That's a health law for off base as well

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • What I listed are the minimum requirements for housing. The specific post might have a one room per child policy. Now, here's the thing though - since he just joined and where he is, I'm betting he's going to school, right? If that's the case, then yes, they can and will tell him he's not authorized to move move his family down there. You have to be in school (the time waiting to class up, etc doesn't count) for so long - I believe it's like a year, to be authorized to move your family.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:21 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • OP here again

    Husband was in the National Guard before now and has been away at school for the last year but they are just now putting him on a base. In the last 6 years he has been deployed 2 times and been away for school or training continuously. He has only been at home for 2 weeks at a time every few months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

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