Military personnel on accompanied tours must reside in Government Leased Quarters providing quarters are available or projected to be available within 30 days. A Certificate of non-availability provided by the Housing Office is an authorization to seek private rental housing and provided only if Government Leased Housing is not available within 90 days of arrival.
The following types of housing are available in the
USAG Schinnen AOR:
1. Government Leased Quarters (GLQ)
2. British Accommodation Quarters (BAQ)
3. Private Leased Quarters (PLQ)
4. Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH)
There are currently well over 120 Government Leased Units consisting of Government Leased Quarters. These quarters consist of 3 and 4 bedroom single and semi-detached dwelling units, and are located throughout the South Limburg Area. All are within the JFC HQ Brunssum school bus route. Due to the limited numbers of Government Leased Quarters there is no advance application program possible.
USAG Schinnen operates remote Government housing areas(Rotterdam, Volkel, Rheindahlen). Occupants of these areas receive various types of support through sources different from those for South Limburg occupants. Jurisdictions for legal matters also differ among the remote sites.
Private rentals are the most common type of housing available. They are owned by private individuals or holding companies. Monthly rents are compared to the fair market value by the HSO based on the Rental Appraisal System developed by the Dutch Government (Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer).
Every military service member and U.S. DoD civilian (CONUS hire) is required to report to the Housing Division as part of in-processing. The housing office provides qualified personnel to assist you in locating suitable, adequate and affordable housing. Since Dutch rental laws are different from those in the U. S., it is strongly recommended that you take advantage of the housing referral services available.