IMCOM-Europe instituted a theater-wide mandatory housing policy. Military personnel, regardless of rank are required to live in on post quarters if they are projected to be available within 30 days of arrival.
Quarters for accompanied personnel are located at Patrick Henry Village and Mark Twain Village. A choice of quarters from each area if they are available, but thre is not a separate waiting list for a specific housing area. In addition to the two areas above, unaccompanied personnel may also be housed in Patton or Tompkins Barracks.
Senior Officers and above housing is in PHV.
Voltage in government quarters varies; some units have 110v, some 220v, and some a combination of both. Transformers are available in the Post Exchange, but can be expensive. They are also available at your installation Thrift Shop at a reduced price and are often advertised in the Post newspaper. Check appliances to see if they are dual-voltage. If so, all that is required is an inexpensive adapter plug.
The Heidelberg area has a shortage of single-family houses. More common are duplexes, townhouses, or apartments. Most homes on the economy have stairs, often two or three stories, and many of the homes are not able to accommodate large pieces or assortments of furniture. The average size of a duplex or townhouse is approximately 1500 - 1800 sq ft and the price averages between 1100 - 1400 Euros.