By Rod Powers
The Housing office at Fort Sam Houston is located in the In-processing Center, Building 367, Stanley Road, Fort Sam Houston. This office handles applications for on-post housing and waiting list information.
All Soldiers desiring on-post housing must complete a housing application prior to be placed on the wait list. When a home becomes available, Lincoln Military Housing, which is called Fort Sam Houston Family Housing, LP (FSHFH), will contact the soldier and make an offer. If the housing is accepted, a lease must be signed by the service member. The lease will authorize the start of Basic Al lowance for Housing (BAH) and start of an allotment to be paid as monthly rent. The rent will equal the BAH at the "with dependents" rates for the senior service member authorized to live in the home.
If you are going to be looking for off-post housing, you will find the cost of living in San Antonio is the lowest among large U.S. cities, according to the Greater San Antonio of Chamber of Commerce. The local cost of living is presently 5.5% below the national average. However, housing rental costs is high.