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    Housing for couples without kids!

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for on base housing for a couple without kids? We have a small dog around 10lbs (dachsund/beagle mix) and I heard that it's hard to get on base housing when you have a pet. Has anyone had any problems with this? We live in off base housing which we only wanted to be temporary. We also don't need a whole lot of space seeing as its just the two of us and would prefer not to spend all of our BAH. We moved to national city in november not knowing the area and not knowing how sketch it is. The area just isn't safe and with my husband being on deployment I would like to get out of here asap. Any suggestions would help!
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    Your best source of information for availability that will fit your specific situation (family size and pet) would be to contact the housing office - have you been in contact with them already?
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    I think living in on-base housing automatically uses all of your BAH.
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    Usually you don't get any BAH when you live on post.
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    There are LOTS of safer off-base options here in SD. Rancho San Diego, La Mesa, Clairemont, Mission Valley, La Jolla, Point Loma.
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    You don't need to have kids to live in housing. Kids/no-kids just determine how many bedrooms you qualify for (you'd get a 2 bedroom).

    There aren't many options of military housing if you want to keep you BAH; the majority of them take all of it. And living off base may be affordable but it may just factor to around the same amount as you'd pay for housing with utilities.

    I would just go to the Lincoln website. All the SD housing options are on the right. Remember to check at the bottom what rank each of them are for. I live in Murphy Canyon & I love it. It takes all BAH but it's not bad at all.
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    And it's not hard to get on base when you have a pet... the majority of people have pets. Miramar is the only on-base housing. Some housing allows only small dogs/cats, some only allow cats, others don't allow any, & where I live allows cats/dogs of all sizes.

    I have friends who live in El Cajon, Chesterton, Bayview Hills, Chollas Heights & Silver Strand. They all like it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZivaD View Post
    Your best source of information for availability that will fit your specific situation (family size and pet) would be to contact the housing office - have you been in contact with them already?
    No I haven't we just started looking into it the other day. I'll definitely start there though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rissa*Rawr View Post
    You don't need to have kids to live in housing. Kids/no-kids just determine how many bedrooms you qualify for (you'd get a 2 bedroom).

    There aren't many options of military housing if you want to keep you BAH; the majority of them take all of it. And living off base may be affordable but it may just factor to around the same amount as you'd pay for housing with utilities.

    I would just go to the Lincoln website. All the SD housing options are on the right. Remember to check at the bottom what rank each of them are for. I live in Murphy Canyon & I love it. It takes all BAH but it's not bad at all.
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    And it's not hard to get on base when you have a pet... the majority of people have pets. Miramar is the only on-base housing. Some housing allows only small dogs/cats, some only allow cats, others don't allow any, & where I live allows cats/dogs of all sizes.

    I have friends who live in El Cajon, Chesterton, Bayview Hills, Chollas Heights & Silver Strand. They all like it there.
    Do you know anything about Terrace view, Bonita Bluffs, Howard Gilmore, or Woodlake? We are trying to find cheaper housing because we are saving to buy a house at the beginning of next year. But I have heard a lot of good things about Murphy Canyon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket_lizz View Post
    I think living in on-base housing automatically uses all of your BAH.
    They have a few options that don't, I just want to know other peoples perspective on them.

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