Fort Wainwright, AK Housing and Relocation Information
Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) is provided by the military to help active service members with housing costs, and can be used for either on- or off-post housing.
The Housing Services Office (HSO) will be your first point of contact when you receive moving orders, and provides services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement and tenant-landlord disputes.
- Fort Wainwright HSO can be reached at (907) 353-1190/1660/1666.
Fort Wainwright On Post Housing
- Single Soldiers with a pay grade between E1-E6 must be bonafide bachelors and not geo-bachelors for Single Service Member Housing. Contact the HSO or Personnel Center at (907) 353-2273 at least 60 days prior to your arrival for the best accomodation results.
- On-post housing at Fort Wainwright is privatized. To check available housing for your family size and pay grade, contact North Haven Communities (907) 356-7000. They offer 2-5 bedroom homes with varying amenities, such as: paid utilities, heated garage, washer & dryer and fenced backyard. The community offers playgrounds, walking/biking trails, dog park, theater and more.
Fairbanks is Alaska's second largest city, with a population of 31,500, and the greater Fairbanks North Star Borough is the northernmost metro area in the United States. Though there are a few small areas near Fort Wainwright, including North Pole, College (thanks to University of Alaska Fairbanks), and Ester, there are no other major cities within a 6 hour drive. Off-post housing near Fort Wainwright should not be hard to find as this is a large metro area. Central Alaska, beyond the city, remains a true wilderness. Outdoorsy and adventurous folks will have plenty to keep them occupied and the scenery can be enjoyed by everyone.
About the Installation
Fort Wainwright is home to Joint Task Force Alaska and 2 major tenants of the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK); the Northern Warfare Training Center and the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Fort Wainwright is near Fairbanks, Alaska, a very unique place with lots of scenery, wildlife, and outdoor activities that cannot be found elsewhere in the world.