Barksdale AFB opens base housing to civilians

By Nancy Cook |

Published 07/15 2014 02:02PM

Updated 07/15 2014 09:32PM

Barksdale Air Force Base today announced that Barksdale Family Housing is now open to civilians. What has previously been a secluded area for active duty military families for on-base living will now be a new rental opportunity for civilians and others.


Housing in Barksdale communities of Liberty Heights and Heritage Heights, as well as on the main base housing, now will be rented to qualifying civilians. 


Base housing will continue to serve active duty military families, as well as   unaccompanied service members, DoD civilians, and military retirees.

The monthly rental rates for civilians are based on selection and market rental rates


Andrew Patacca, operations director said the move is being make due to occupancy challenges in many neighborhoods. Opening the neighborhoods to civilians will enable the base housing to continue to be sustainable.


“Barksdale Family Housing will remain a private gated community with potential applicants completing all of the normal screening procedures for housing such as application, credit, and full background checks for all family members over the age of 16 residing in the home,” Patacca said.

The monthly rental rates for homes for civilians are based on selection and market rental rates and include single-family and duplex style homes. Rates start at $1,049 for a two bedrooms, $1,278 for three bedrooms and four bedrooms and include electrical, water, sewer, trash & recycling disposal, $20,000 in renter’s insurance, private gated access, lawn mowing services, 24/7 Emergency Maintenance, all in a pet-friendly community.


Civilians must qualify at the Barksdale Family Housing office at 201 Langley Dr. and meet all requirements mentioned above.  Those interested in leasing a Barksdale Family Housing home can call 318-747-2723 and visit the website at to make an appointment to view the community and homes.


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