Military Housing Office (MHO)- Scott AFB

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Installation Listings

Installation Listing Category
  • Airforce

Geographical Address

Duty Station(s)
Public Address
4570 George Washington Dr Scott AFB, IL 62225
Postal Code

Contact Info

SN 576-9880
(618) 256-9880 / (618) 256-9884/
Operating Hours
Mon-Fri, 0730-1600

The Military Housing Office (MHO) is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you. When you arrive at Scott AFB IL, you must visit the MHO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.


The Military Housing Office (MHO) provides all DoD personnel with personalized services to assist in locating suitable housing in the local community. Although moving is sometimes stressful, it can also be an exciting opportunity to live off base and experience a new location. The MHO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.

Housing Services Contact the MHO as soon as you know you are moving. The government housing team will provide you with the latest information on the local housing situation and offer complete referral services and relocation assistance to make sure you find a quality place to live.

Support services range from helping members understand their lease agreements and the necessity for a military release clause, to assisting in resident and landlord dispute resolution, among many other services.

The MHO partners with landlords, realtors, and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market. The MHO also monitors housing units offered for rent to the military community.

Community Housing Units Average rental costs for off-base housing by unit type: Unfurnished Apartments - 1 BR: $400-$800 - 2 BR: $550-$1160 - 3 BR: $650-$1435

Furnished Apartments - 1 BR: $500-$1000 - 2 BR: $550-$1500

Duplex/Townhouses - 1 BR: $495-$650 - 2 BR: $600-$1350 - 3 BR: $725-$1500


- 1 BR: $500-$700 - 2 BR: $700-$1300 - 3 BR: $750-$2000 - 4 BR: $900-$2400 - 5 BR: $1500-$2900


Most homes include a stove and refrigerator. Occasionally, utilities such as water, sewer and trash are included in the rent. Some rentals require first and last month rental deposits.

Normally, pet deposits range from $150-$500 and may be nonrefundable. Also, pet breed, size and age may be restricted. For more off-base housing information, call (618) 744-9882 or (618) 744-9880.

For information about housing allowances that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance. Click Here to browse Allowances Tables and Regulations Files on the Defense Travel Management Office website.

Personal Property Insurance You need to obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle.

In choosing legal liability or personal property insurance in Illinois, thoroughly check the location of your home. Some are in flood, earthquake or mine subsidence zones. Rental insurance is relatively inexpensive, but you can compare costs online and choose a company that best suits your needs. Most renters have more than $20,000 worth of belongings in their residence. Before purchasing your insurance, consult the MHO for more information about coverage.

School Information For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live. There are approximately 70 public schools, 15 Parochial Schools, 14 Private Schools and 1 Special Education School, 6 Colleges and Universities, and 40 Childcare/Nursery schools. See "Scott AFB Schools" in the Featured Documents section for extended information.



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