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News from Our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Accepting Applications for Residency!

The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), with locations in Washington, D.C., and Gulfport, Miss. – continues to welcome new residents.

Our healthy, vibrant and sought-after retirement community for eligible veterans offers affordable independent living opportunities at rates that will remain unchanged through 2021!

Maintaining the health of our residents and staff during COVID-19 remains our highest priority.  Thanks to multiple protections in place – including continuous Covid-19 surveillance testing, social distancing, the wearing of masks and use of hand sanitizers– the Home has experienced very few cases among residents during this extraordinary time.

We look forward to receiving your application!

To qualify to live at AFRH, veterans are eligible from one of three main categories:
Category 1: 60 years of age or older and served at least 20 years on active duty, with the majority of that time spent in the enlisted ranks or as a warrant officer.  85% of our residents spent a career in the military.
Veterans who spent the majority of their service time in the enlisted ranks but did not serve at least 20 years on active duty may be eligible under:
Category 2: Veterans who have at least a 50% service-connected disability, or
Category 3:  Veterans 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 and 2021, 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 to request an application, visit or contact the Office of Public Affairs at: or 1-800-422-9988.
Page last updated on Sept 16, 2020