NEWS | Dec. 9, 2014

HOMES.mil: new way to find a place to stay

By Senior Airman Tom Brading 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

A new website, set to launch Dec. 29, will help service members and their families find a place to call home.

"Homes.mil is dedicated to providing service members, families and DOD civilians with home finding services, similar to AHRN (Automated Housing Referral Network), the previous website authorized by DOD," said Gregory Arceneaux, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Housing privatization manager.

The general public may access HOMES.mil, however, the site is DOD controlled and has limited information to the public. Only registered users can obtain listing addresses and landlord contact information.

Non-registered users will only be able to search for basic information.

Installation housing offices help manage rental listings shown in HOMES.mil by ensuring accurate information and suitable listings via eMH Referral Component. The reason HOMES.mil is interfaced with eMH is to permit Service Installation Housing Offices to monitor and manage accurate listings.

Property managers will receive outreach messages from the eMH Support Office to notify them of HOMES.mil availability based on the implementation schedule to register and start property listing updates. The housing office will assist property managers with rental listing updates and/or new listings.

"When our service members or civilians PCS and are looking for a home to rent at their next installation, this is the DOD website they should use," said Arceneaux.  "They can view properties in Google Maps in Home.mil to get directions to listings in relation to their assigned installation."