FORT HOOD — Soldiers and their families who live outside Fort Hood can receive $250 if they move on post.

In addition to the move-in special by Fort Hood Family Housing, residents also will save a “tremendous amount of money by living on post,” said Mack Quinney, project director for the housing department. “Service members should take advantage of this offer for several reasons.”

By living on post, soldiers and their families have access to community benefits and amenities, such as free monthly resident events, children’s programs, 24-hour emergency maintenance, community gardens and a shorter commute, which means more free time and fuel savings, Quinney said. “The benefits to living on post are numerous.”

It’s common in the military for there to be periods of deployment, PCS moves and other transitional periods that cause the on-post family housing occupancy to fluctuate, said Meryl Large, senior marketing manager for corporate affairs at Lend Lease, a property and infrastructure group that manages all aspects of the development, financing, construction and property management for Fort Hood Family Housing.

In the midst of all those factors, Quinney said the offer allows the family housing department to “give a little money back to help them make that move.”

More than 6,000 families live in Fort Hood Family Housing residences, occupying about 95 percent of the homes available, Large said.

They offer 6,430 homes, which vary depending on rank, family size and need. Currently, there are two-, three- and four-bedroom homes available for immediate move-in for soldiers of all ranks. There are no deposit or application fees.

For more information on Fort Hood Family Housing, including floorplans and photos of homes and communities, go to or call the leasing office at (254) 287-4212.

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