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Whiteman housing welcomes AHRN.com

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Everybody knows it's difficult to find good housing from across the nation or sometimes from across town. It's an old story that has a new ending: The Whiteman Housing Management Office has implemented a new internet-based housing referral system to overcome that problem. It's the automated housing referral network, and can be accessed online at AHRN.com .

AHRN.com is a nationwide, joint service, DoD-sponsored Web site that offers a 24/7/365 single source of available housing to incoming military and their families.

AHRN.com directly connects service members with local property managers via the Internet often facilitating a door-to-door move that saves time, expenses and headaches. 

This housing referral network is a quantum leap forward from the process we use in our office and the word-of-mouth (sponsor) method. With the Internet, incoming military and families are able to reach out from anywhere and get an updated list of available housing, from a much larger pool of diverse properties, which will be available upon their arrival.

The idea behind AHRN.com is simple: free-of-charge, local property managers and military register their available properties on the site, often several months before the property will be available. These properties are then easily visible to incoming personnel when they search the site for available housing.

The Whiteman Housing Management Office is looking forward to expanding its AHRN.com program by encouraging local property managers to register in the system.

The larger the database, the more useful it will be to people searching for places to live. To make registering properties a worry-free proposition, AHRN.com incorporates several layers of privacy protection.

In return for registering their properties, AHRN.com provides property owners with a consistent resource of quality tenants. It's a win-win for everyone who uses the site.

"Thank you for providing this service! It made finding a home so easy and I love the one I decided to rent. It was one less thing to worry about in our move. We rolled into town and were home," said a military member, on the AHRN.com comments page.

(Information courtesy of Whiteman Housing Management Office)