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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in White Sands Homes! We look forward to welcoming you to your new home and want to make sure the application and leasing process is as convenient and efficient as possible. White Sands Homes serves as the on-base housing community for active duty Army families assigned to White Sands Missile Range and we also welcome qualified military retiree, DOD civilian, contractor and general public applicants in select neighborhoods.

All Applicants

You can get your application for White Sands Homes started in a variety of ways:

Active Duty Military Applicants

We work together with our Military Housing Partner at the installation to seamlessly manage your application and leasing process. As part of the process you will need to provide the following information:
  • Copy of Stamped Orders
  • Proof/validation of dependents who will occupy housing
  • Valid identification and a DA Form 31 "Request and Authority for Leave" document (or other military services' equivalent) during processing of the housing application or upon initial visit to the MHPI leasing office
  • Signed Housing Application
  • LES Statement

Application Process

A completed housing application is required in order to be placed on the wait list. Applicants will be placed on the applicable waiting list based on rank and number of Family members; however, applicants will not be offered a home until the rental application is complete and all required supporting documentation has been received. Other documentation may be required depending on your situation, including a copy of current PCS orders. To accept a home, the Service Member must be signed in at White Sands Missile Range and present confirmation of clearing previous duty station (Form IPPS-A Absence Request).

Your eligibility date for housing is determined according to the following criteria:
  • If you are PCSing and are within the 30 day window, your eligibility date is the day you left your previous station (as verified by clearing papers).
  • If you are PCSing and do not apply within the 30-day window, your eligibility date is the date of your application.
  • If you are coming from an unaccompanied tour (e.g. Korea), your eligibility date is the date you departed your previous duty station for the unaccompanied tour, with a maximum credit of 14 months.
  • If this is your first duty station and you are married, your eligibility date is your date of entry into the military. If you were married after the date of entry, your eligibility date is the date of the marriage.