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New tool available for early housing assistance

Starting April 2018, the Air Force is implementing a new web-based tool to help military families with the process of relocating. The tool is intended to provide a way for members to connect with their future destination.

Starting April 2018, the Air Force is implementing a new web-based tool to help military families with the process of relocating. The tool is intended to provide a way for members to connect with their future destination. (Courtesy graphic)

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The Air Force is implementing a new web-based tool in April 2018 that will provide military members and their families the ability to connect with installation housing offices and get information about housing options at their new location. The Housing Early Assistance Tool, known as HEAT, can be accessed via a link on HOMES.mil and the Air Force Housing Public Website, http://www.housing.af.mil. This tool provides for an easy on-line experience to connect the members with their future destination and offers an on-line venue to obtain housing assistance prior to a PCS transfer. It allows members to request housing information for on-base government housing, community housing and privatized housing, where applicable. At bases with privatized housing, members can be connected with the Privatized Housing Management team upon consent to release contact information right from HEAT. Service Members and families should use HEAT when preparing for a PCS relocation. Air Force housing offices look forward to assisting members and their families in support of finding their next home.