Finding a Home
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Official Private Rental via www.homes.mil
Create an account and search daily for private rental listings extensively vetted and approved by Housing on www.homes.mil.
Housing Briefing at Wyvern Welcome
Housing Briefing covering Community Housing Rental Information, Overseras Housing Allowance (OHA), and Temporary Lodging Allowances (TLA) will be held every Thursday from 1030 to 1110 at Wyvern Welcome.
Housing Step by Step Guide
The Housing Brochure is broken down into five distinct Packets and additional Sections. The brochure contains everything you need to know from the time you arrive to the time you depart Aviano. Download printable files here.
Packet 1 – Arriving to Aviano: consists of information that starts your transition to Aviano including a quick reference checklist for getting through the process.
Packet 2 – Searching for a Home: consists of information/steps for locating your leased unit including your temporary and permanent financial allowances.
Packet 3 – Found a Home: consists of information and steps for securing your leased unit including an explanation of the lease contract, setting up your utilities, and temporary/long-term furnishings/appliances.
Packet 4 – Living in the Community: consists of information about living in your leased unit including helpful tips/tools for living on the Italian economy such as recycling requirements.
Packet 5 – Leaving Aviano: consists of information and steps for clearing your leased unit including the process for terminating your lease and your outbound allowances.
Your sponsor may be able to assist you in house-hunting. If they are not available there are local low-cost car rentals off-base. Housing counselors may be available with prior coordination.
TLA is authorized for active duty personnel in 15 days increments, for more information contact
Refer to Living in the Community Section in the brochure for a wide range of information about living on the Italian economy. You can learn about: unique home systems; maintenance responsibilities; cable and internet; electrical systems to include transformers, outlets, and adapters; how to handle mold; and frequently asked questions from those that have come before you.
Home Fuels is the utilities (electricity and natural gas) tax-relief office for the base community. Water bills are usually sent to your landlord. Pay this bill through your bank or get a receipt from your landlord. Home Fuels clients save nearly 36% on natural gas and 13% on electricity. Customers can elect to utilize Home Fuels to manage their utility payments for $9/month per utility. The program is optional for military members, but mandatory for civilians. For more information refer to Packet 3 in the brochure or Visit the Home Fuels web page for more information.
Video: Using Home Fuels at Aviano
Recycling – Do Your Part
In Italy, recycling is required by law and noncompliance may result in fines. Additionally, bringing waste on base for disposal is against the law. Refer to Living in the Community or find out about your community trash and recycling rules at: http://www.aviano.af.mil/About-Us/Recycling/
Video: Tips for Recycling in Italy
Waste Services App
- Where to dispose of a material?
- How to dispose a material?
- How to contact a particular Office?
- Download the App to stay updated!
- Available for iOS, Android and Windows mobile device
Upon Arrival Topics
- First 31 PCS Start
- Transport from the Airport
- Wyvern Welcome & In-Processing
- Travel Allowance
- Codice Fiscale & Soggiorno
- Child & Youth Programs Registration
- School Registration
- Pet Registration
- Driving Overseas
- Buying & Renting a Car
- Vehicle Registration
- Fuel Card
- Medical, Dental & Eye Care
- Mental Health, Family Advocacy, & Health Promotions
- Pregnancy in Italy
- Finding a Home
- Overseas Electricity
- Bills Banks & Exchange Rates
- Areas of Base