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57 families impacted by upcoming housing demolition

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- About 300 on-base houses are to be demolished beginning April 1, affecting 57 families as part of the long-term housing construction plans for the housing privatization taking place on Holloman.

The 300 units being demolished are in the 2200 and 2300 areas of base housing, near the Youth and Teen Center and Child Development Center, said Lt. Col. Andra Clapsaddle, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron commander.

"The 57 affected families will be notified Feb. 5 and asked to move from their current home to an available unit that is better than what they are currently living in," said Ms. Karen Felix, 49 CES housing management. "The wait list will be by rank and date of rank, but all must be out by April 1."

The families asked to move will only do so once, said Colonel Clapsaddle. This is a paid move which comes with a partial dislocation allowance and the traffic management officer will assist in scheduling each move.

A partial dislocation allowance is partial payment to move a phone line, cable and matters like that, said Ms. Felix.

Brig. Gen. David Goldfein, 49th Fighter Wing commander, has authorized the use of vacant homes in officer housing for the affected families, said Col. Mark Engeman, 49th Mission Support Group commander. The families will be assigned an individual housing office counselor to assist with the move.

The houses being demolished are outdated and the space is needed to make way for the incoming homes, said Ms. Gwendolyn Harris, 49 CES housing management.

"The demolition will take down the houses, driveways and yards," said Colonel Clapsaddle. "The streets will be left for the new houses being built."

If there are any questions or special issues, such as deployments or a family with a special needs member, please call the Housing Office at 572-3982.