MacDill Air Force Base on base housing is privatized and currently has 434 units but eventually will have 571 family housing units.
Military personnel ( E-1 and above) with accompanying dependents are eligible to apply for military family housing. Priority assignment to on-base housing for hardship reasons must be supported by the appropriate base agencies.
An advanced application for base housing can be made by submitting the application found on Harbor Bay's website. By submitting an advanced application for housing, your name will be placed on the waiting list the day you depart your current duty station. If an advanced application is not submitted by you, the effective date of your application will be when you apply for housing at this installation.
If you are an unmarried/unaccompanied E-4 with less than 3 years in the military, you will be assigned to reside in the base dormitories. All MacDill dorm sleeping rooms are private occupancy and fully furnished units. The only differences between styles of dorms is the bath: semi-private (two people share one bathroom) and private bath (dorms-4-airmen style).
MacDill AFB does not have long-term Bachelor Officer Quarters (BOQ) or Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) housing on base for Senior NCOs or Officers.