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Old 04-29-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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My husband just re-enlisted and we are moving to Fort Hood this summer. We have four children with three w/ life-threatening conditions. We are trying to live on-post to save funds until I am able to find suitable employment. I have heard that on-post housing can be a nightmare, as far as the accommodations and waiting list. Can anyone tell me how is on-post housing for a 5 bedroom quarters? i.e. looks and size. I called the housing department on base an was informed that we will either stay in Montague Village or Kouma Village. I tried looking them up on-line and was unsuccessful. I am also concerned about the schools, as although my children have these conditions, they are extremely smart and are currently in either honors courses or gifted classes. I would like for them to continue to be challenged in their academics.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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I've heard the larger housing is really nice, I've personally seen the smaller 2 bedrooms at Ft Hood and they aren't too bad. I grew up in Temple which is near Ft Hood and honestly, being in the Killeen/Ft Hood area was scary. There are so many young people that have taken over the Killeen area that to me, I wouldn't classify it as a nice place to live. My sister had her children enrolled in Killeen schools and pulled them out immediately. Her reason...it was "ghetto". But this is just my experience, maybe someone has a more positive one? Sorry! I hope this helps.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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Ma'am,You should go to Our homes | Fort Hood Family Housing - A project of Actus Lend Lease, LLC (http://www.forthoodfh.com/homes - broken link) and check out the on post housing floor plans. Ft Hood is currently building new housing developments that are far better than the housing they had back from the 1980's, lol. You should keep the housing personnel in your grip and ask to speak to someone that understands families with special needs. You have to be very firm with these people because they will forget about you very quick. Make sure your research what every your need to know before you arrive. Any business or huge transactions you plan on doing with any company make sure you reseach them on [url=http://www.ripoff.com]ripoff.com[/url] Some real estate companies, car dealerships are know to rip off soldiers and their families so be very aware of that. I encourage you to do your own research and to be prepared for not getting what you want at first but be hopeful housing will take care of you. You just never know these days.... and as far as Killeen, I personally do not like it. The traffic before and afterwork is the worst..there is about an accident a day when you start leaving post. Research the schools as well, there are some bad schools but it isnt the schools, its the personnel at schools and the very few out of control children (which is not new these days) . The best areas out here are Harker Heights, Belton, Temple, Lampasas, Kempner..anything AWAY from Killleen and Copperas Cove. Ft Hood has so many things you can do with your children, YOU will probably go crazy! The base is huge and I suggest GPS or a road map when you first arrive. If your housing complex is not available, PLZ PLZ call on post guest housing 254 532 2100 for a reservation just in case, you will never know. Fort Hood Useful Numbers (http://pao.hood.army.mil/info/useful_numbers.htm - broken link) chekc out this website as well for additional phone numbers... I hope and wish your family well..have patience and be firm with anyone who give your problems... you are a soldier's family and you and your kids deserve the best possible treatment.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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Okay My name is Samantha and i live on post housing. I live in commanche 3 which is the old housing. And i can tell you that the older house's are a nightmare. I have lived in this house for 4 years now. And honestly I have seen the new housing that they built which is in a way better shape. Also if u get one of the older homes here on post then you will be looking at alot of the problems like i have delt with. My air conditioner is what u would call a horror story it dont work the way its suppose too. It will only get cool in my house if i shut all the vents up stairs or down to cool only one story of my house. I am also in the process of adding my mother in law and sister in law to my home. They both have health issues which they cant continue to take care of them selves. I have found that its hard to get the type of housing you need for those needs.
Also I know both my kids are in the schools here on post and i will rave about them alot. There are so much better about things then i have ever seen with any other schools my children have gone too. So there is bad points and goos points about living on post. But be warned that when u get on post you will be paying for utilities if u go over there alotted amount ur allowed to use. So think carefully before u choice on post housing becasue once u get in then u are kindof stuck. Unless ur husband is a higher rank then E5 then be prepared. Remember that u dont have to take the first house that housing offers you. They tell you that its the only one but there wrong. I would look at the house and also look at everything in the home and also show up to the house when school is out and see what type of people you will be living around. Cause once you pick a house you are stuck with those people for almost ur entire stay here. So check it out more then you would when ur moving off post and check everything and ask to have them turn on everything like a/c when u are picking a house and see for the time ur looking at it that everything is right. Cause i know how the maintance works around here and i will tell you it isnt the best. The work they do is about as great as my child could do.
They put a small amout of work in and try to get away with nickel and diming the job. SO BE WARNED
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