Fort Benning's Housing Division is committed in providing service members and their Families with the quality housing they deserve and therefore is responsible for policy, prioritization, resourcing and oversight of housing programs and services supporting Soldiers and their Families on the installation.
Fort Benning participates in the Residential Communities Initiative program conducted by the Department of Army.
The Army has chosen a management and development partner (Clark Realty Capital teamed with Michaels' Villages of Benning) from the private sector to manage Fort Benning's family housing communities while also renovate and remediate existing housing.
There are approximately 4,001 family housing units in ten communities. 3,924 located on Fort Benning and 77 units located at Dahlonega, Georgia. Home type pictures and floor plans can be viewed at Villages of Benning floor plans and virtual tours .
Living on post has advantages and is currently in high demand. Due to high occupancy and ongoing renovations, Soldiers and Families arriving at Fort Benning should expect extended wait times of up to six months. To set expectations, door-to-door moves are highly unlikely. Click here to see current wait times and post housing fast facts. For more information the Fort Benning Housing Division, call (706) 545-3921.
Fort Benning provides on-post housing for 30% of its permanent party. As one of the busiest installations in the Army, future growth is increasing with the recent implementation of Infantry One Station Unit Training extension. The safety of our Soldiers and their families is crucial, as a result historic homes are currently underway with restoration and remediation. Turn time for houses due to new requirements, a two-step inspection protocol is also in place to ensure Fort Benning families in safe homes while residing on the installation.
Residing in on base housing is voluntary, not mandatory, except for personnel assigned to key and essential positions, as designated by the installation commander. All service members with a family housing requirement are eligible to apply for on base housing.
Eligible service members wishing to apply for on base housing may do so upon arrival to Fort Benning by visiting:
The Villages of Benning Welcome Center
601 Lumpkin Street
Fort Benning, GA 31905
Phone: (888) 880-6530
Service members will be required to choose one of the housing communities at the time of application and are then placed on the waiting list for on base housing based on their rank, bedroom requirement and communities chosen. Service members are responsible for keeping the Villages of Benning Leasing Center informed of changes in eligibility status, unit, duty and home phone numbers.
Soldiers and their Families who chose to live off the installation are encouraged to use the Housing Services Office, a Directorate of Public Works’ Housing Office service, which assists military personnel and their Families with all their off-post housing needs. The HSO team provides useful tools and information such as an up-to-date listing of available homes off of the installation, assisting with resolving landlord/tenant disputes, school information, utility waivers and pamphlets. For more information, call (706) 545-3921.