hey everyone we are pcs'ing soon to 29. I was wondering everyone's opinions on housing for an E-4/E-5...we know we want to do base housing...i called Lincoln Military Housing and they said it would probably be best if i took a trip and came up and so we can pick out what we actually want and see the area its in and everything. What areas are nice?
First thing to know is you wont be put on the active list until he checks into his unit here. ( we learned that the hard way) and depending on how many bedrooms you need will determine your wait time. As far as picking an area that isn't how it works you get what they offer. You can turn down first house but have to accept the second house they show you or go off the list for a year.
LOL. Pick out what you actually want and then see the area??? WOW!!!! Um, no. not going to happen. You get put on the list and then they call and say "we have a house for you, do you want it???" and like a PP said, if you say no, they will offer you a different one, and if you say no again, your off the list for a year. You get two offers, take it or leave it.
I too laughed when I read that and wondered if her husband is a E4 or E5 wouldn't she know that. But then I realized just because he's been in a few years doesn't mean they have been married that whole time so maybe it is her first duty station.
baahaha yeah, who told you you can pick out the area you want?
Well i called Pendelton yesterday and they made it seem like we can chose. I mean she is giving me a list of allt he housing areas, and then at the end she tells me about this other street "But you don't really want to live there, they only have 3 bedrooms." So I dunno. Maybe Lincoln is different over there.
We live in Shadow Mountain and got a notice on our door last month that it is turning into NCO housing. We called to ask what was going on and in the conversation, the lady said they were going to start doing things like Pendleton and letting families pick their homes. Each area has a different wait list time. So that makes sense.
Residents from Shadow Mountain have a choice to move there.
I don't get that. There's a wait list that is months long. Why would they move ppl rather than clear the wait list? You would think it would be better business sense for Lincoln to have more staff NCOs in housing since they would make more money from them.
the new ones in marine palms look pretty big. they are making alot of one story from what i saw. but they're up higher heading kind of towards the hospital. but they are moving pretty quick on them. the ones that you can see from the main road are not too far from being done.
I just talked to the housing coordinator yesterday. There will be 130 new houses and they should all be done this summer.
thanks! now I'm wondering if those are going to be additional to their current number of houses or if they are going to be moving people in there from other places like shadow mtn etc. I would be great if those were just going to be additional and maybe the waitlist wouldn't be soooooooo long.
the waitlist really isnt bad right now for SNCO housing.. they told us 3-4 months wait and they offered us one right away. We're gonna have to turn it down, unfortunately, because we cant get out of our lease. :(
the waitlist really isnt bad right now for SNCO housing.. they told us 3-4 months wait and they offered us one right away.
I sure hope that's the case when we get there this summer. Last week when I called and spoke with a couple of people they said 6-9 mos for a 4 BR in SNCO housing.
However, the more people I talk to say that the waitlist depends on who you talk to. The last lady I spoke with didn't give a time estimate but told me that 9 people were on the list right now for 4 BR.
Who knows? Part of me thinks that if I call the everyday once we're out there and on the list that I'll be moved up quickly. But the other part makes me think that they will give me a not so great house just to shut me up if I bug them too much. KWIM?