Air Force implements Housing Early Assistance Tool to ease relocation process Published March 28, 2018 Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force is scheduled to implement a web-based tool that will enable military members and their families to connect with installation housing offices to inquire about housing options at their upcoming duty assignment. Beginning April 2, 2018, the new Housing Early Assistance Tool will allow members and dependents to request housing information for on-base government, community and privatized housing, where applicable. At bases with privatized housing, members can be connected with their local privatized housing management team upon their consent to release contact information right from HEAT. “The HEAT provides for an easy online experience to connect the members with their future destination and offers an online venue to obtain housing assistance prior to a PCS transfer,” said Sheila Schwartz, Air Force housing program lead. “Air Force housing offices look forward to assisting members and their families in support of finding their next home.” HEAT can be accessed via a link on homes.mil and the Air Force Housing Public Website at http://www.housing.af.mil.