White Sands Missile Range, NM Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing 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.

    • The HSO for White Sands MR can be reached at (575) 678-2951.

    White Sands Missile Range On Post Housing (Rent On Post)

    • Single Soldiers ranked E1-E5 will need to contact the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing through the HSO listed above.

    • On-post housing for White Sands Missile Range is privatized. Contact Balfour Beatty Communities (575) 674-2463 to check available housing for your family size and pay grade. They have 3-4 bedroom single family homes. Some amenities may include: washer/dryer hookups, central AC, garage and patio. Community amenities are splash and dog parks, playgrounds, community center and more.

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    Surrounding Areas
    White Sands Missile Range is between the cities of Alamogordo and Las Cruces, New Mexico. This area of southern New Mexico is just north of El Paso, Texas, and the U.S. border with Mexico. Though this is a more remote part of the state, there are some nearby communities which offer off-post housing opportunities. Near Alamogordo, on the eastern side of the missile range, are the towns of Tularosa, Ruidoso, and Alto. On the western, Las Cruces side are Vado, Anthony, and Chaparral in New Mexico, and Canutillo and Northeast El Paso, Texas. The nearest major cities are El Paso, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. El Paso is Texas' 6th largest city with a population of just over 649,000. Albuquerque has 555,400 residents and is located 3 hours and 40 minutes north of White Sands.

    About the Installation
    White Sands Missile Range is the largest missile testing facility in the United States. It covers over 3,000 square miles and occupies over five counties in New Mexico in between Las Cruces and Alamogordo. The range is home to the Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Orion Project Launch Abort Flight Test Complex. Between nearby Fort Bliss and White Sands Missile Range, a total of 600,000 acres forms the largest contiguous rocket range in the nation.