Fort Carson, CO 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 Carson HSO can be reached at (719) 526-2323.
On Post Housing
Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers will need to contact the Single Soldier Housing Office (719) 526-9709.
- On-post housing for Fort Carson is privatized. Contact Balfour Beatty Communities (855) 652-4425 to check available housing for your family size and pay grade. Home amenities may include: washer/dryer hookups, central air and fenced yards. Community amenities are: community gardens, playgrounds and fitness center.
Off Post Housing
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Fort Carson is on the south side of Colorado Springs. To the north and east are an urban and suburban areas, and to the south and west are a few suburban, rural and undeveloped country areas. You have the option to use your BAH in two ways; by renting on post or renting/purchasing a home of your own off post.
Colorado Springs has an estimated population of 674,000 and is Colorado's second largest city behind Denver. Families stationed at Fort Carson usually live in Colorado Springs, Security-Widefield, Fountain, or Fountain Valley which are all within a 25-minute commute. On the southern side of base are the cities of Pueblo, Florence, and Canon City, but these are further from the main gate and take 45 minutes to drive to post.
Fort Carson is adjacent to the Pike National Forest; most of Colorado is well known for being a great place to enjoy outdoor activities and Colorado Springs is no exception. Active residents will have access to some of the best hiking, rock climbing, and extreme sports in the country. Less active residents will be able to enjoy beautiful scenery and a pleasant mountain atmosphere. Other cities near Fort Carson are: Colorado Springs, Fountain, Security, Widefield, Monument, Peyton, Woodland Park and Black Forest.
About Fort Carson
Fort Carson is a US Army Base that was constructed in 1942 right after the Pearl Harbor Attacks. Colorado Springs local government donated the land to the War Department in an effort to help end the war. Fort Carson functions as a training facility and defense base for the US military. In January 1943 Fort Carson also began housing prisoners of war. Due to the lack of man power in Colorado the US military employed the prisoners to due jobs such as: logging, farming and canning. The mission of Fort Carson is to provide the Army units with adequate support and service. Fort Carson has a five-decade legacy of offering service to the community and the country. For more information click here.