The Housing Hype: Did You Know?

Did you know?

When you are on leave or extended TDY. If you will be absent from your on-base home, leaving it unoccupied for extended periods (over 14 days), you are required to make arrangements for security, prudent care, and periodic inspections of your assigned areas. You must notify, in writing/email, both the Housing Office and Security Forces of your intended absence and the name, address, and phone number of the person you designate to perform the normal day-to-day responsibilities. The individual must be over 18 years of age and have a SOFA status. Local national personnel cannot assume this responsibility. Please contact the Housing Facilities Section, at DSN 489-7108 or COMM 0631-536-7108, if you have any further questions.

Liability for Damage to Military Family Housing, Equipment and Furnishings. Under Federal law (10 U.S.C 2775), as amended by the FY85 Military Construction Authorization Act, members of the Armed Forces occupying family housing shall be held liable and accountable for loss of damage to family housing, associated equipment or furnishings caused by the abuse or negligence of the member, the member’s dependents, or the members guest(s). In cases of simple negligence, the amount of liability is limited to one month’s basic pay (in most cases.). If there is willful, misconduct or abuse, the responsible member will be held liable for the full amount of damages.

Insurance. While occupying family housing, you may want to consider purchasing commercial insurance for protection in cases of a major loss. Such insurance should specify clearly that personal liability coverage for loss of damage involving government quarters, furnishings and equipment is included. A common renter’s policy for this coverage normally covers your personal property as well as personal liability for government property. Please contact your Legal Office for continuing guidance.

If you have any specific questions or housing concerns, please email us at KMCHousing@us.af.mil or call:


  • Assistance Section: DSN: 314-489-6672, Comm: 0631-536-6672
  • Facilities Section, on-base: DSN: 314-489-7108, Comm: 0631-536-7108
  • Furnishings Management Section: DSN: 314-489-6001, Comm: 0631-536-6001
  • Housing Referral Office off-base: DSN: 314-489-6643/6659, Comm: 0631-536-6643/6659
  • Unaccompanied Housing DORMS: DSN: 314-480-3676 (480-Dorm), Comm: 06371-47-3676

To stay abreast of the ongoing in Family Housing, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KMCHousingOffice/

REMINDER: To provide exceptional customer service, the Housing Flight will close every Wednesday at 11:30 for administrative time. This will allow us to process paperwork for the numerous service members PCS’ing during the peak housing assignment season.

The KMC Family Housing Team is in the business of 100% “Customer Satisfaction!”


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