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News from Our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Welcomes Applications – Protection of Residents is Our Highest Priority


Seeking a healthy, safe, and dynamic place to live in retirement?  Then the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) may just be for you!

AFRH offers affordable independent living to eligible veterans in its Washington, D.C., and Gulfport, Miss. locations, and we continue to accept applications for residency in 2020.

Maintaining the health of our residents and staff during COVID-19 is our highest priority.  To date, no resident has tested positive for the virus. 

In March, AFRH instituted a number of protections, including social distancing, the wearing of masks and use of hand sanitizers for all residents and staff.  Communal dining and visits from outsiders are temporarily suspended, and residents are remaining on-campus to ensure the highest level of protection.

AFRH is taking a very measured approach towards lessening these current restrictions, relying on guidance from Department of Defense health experts and closely monitoring illness trends in the jurisdictions closest to the Home’s locations.
Our goal is to once again welcome new residents to our community!

To qualify to live at AFRH, veterans must be 60 or older and served at least 20 years on active duty, with the majority of that time spent in the enlisted ranks. 85% of our residents spent a career in the military, retiring honorably in the enlisted ranks.

We also welcome applications from those who have at least a 50% service-connected disability, or from those who served in a war theater (such as in Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan) and now have an injury, disease or disability.

Rooms are currently available at both locations with no waiting period, down payment or contract required!  For eligible veterans moving into AFRH in 2020, the rate for independent living is 46.7% of the resident’s gross monthly income or $2,050.00, whichever is less. 

All applicants must be able to live independently upon moving to the AFRH. The Home also provides advanced levels of care to our residents after they have been accepted into independent living.  These include assisted living, long-term care, and memory support.

In Washington, D.C., AFRH offers residents a scenic, wooded campus just minutes from downtown - home to museums, monuments, and a host of local entertainment, sports and other cultural options. In Gulfport, Miss. AFRH offers residents a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, with an outdoor swimming pool, walking path to the beach, reflecting pool, art studio and modern media room.

Many veterans choose to live at AFRH for the superior medical, dental and vision care offered, with amenities that include: private rooms with a shower, three delicious daily meals prepared by licensed nutritionists in our modern dining facility, a wellness program and deluxe fitness center, movie theater, bowling center, numerous hobby shops, clubs, and social activities.

Services include recreational activities and resident day trips, a full-service library, barber shop, beauty salon, 24/7 security, computer center, mailboxes, ATM, campus PX/NEX and convenient transportation available to local hospitals and appointments. Residents also have access to additional services such as on-site physical and occupational therapy, in-room internet and cable TV, podiatry, and counseling.

Married couples are welcome to apply for residency at AFRH:

  • If both individuals meet all military and other eligibility requirements in their own right, or

  • If the eligible veteran completed at least 20 years of active service and married current spouse prior to military retirement.  

Please call us for details regarding married couples’ fees – discounts are available!

Veterans who have been convicted of a felony or are not free of drug, alcohol, or psychiatric problems are ineligible to become a resident.

For further information or to request an application, visit https://www.afrh.gov/apply or contact the Office of Public Affairs at: admissions@afrh.gov or 1-800-422-9988.


Page last updated on June 17, 2020