Where can I learn more about the Air Force Utility Allowance Program?
Conserving our valuable
resources through reduced energy consumption contributes to our
nation’s security and readiness and enables us to better support
our military and their families. The Office of the Secretary of
Defense established policy to strive for energy efficiency in
Public-Private Venture (PPV) housing, and for PPV residents to be
responsible for utility usage. The Department of the Air Force, in
conjunction with its PPV partners, is implementing the Air Force
Utility Allowance program (UA) across its bases, including Hickam
Communities. Please take some time to learn more about the UA
program, and know what your family can do to support this important
A Message from Colonel Richard L. Smith, Deputy Commander, JBPHH
A Message from Major Jomia Blas, Commander, Bellows AFB
MONDAY, MAY 15 ● 7 P.M.
EARHART COMMUNITY CENTER
Join us at our monthly town hall to learn about the Know Load program and hear tips on conservation. If you cannot attend please see our FAQ section, which answers important questions on how the UA program works. Our next Town Hall will be in July with representatives of Minol present to answer your questions.
To better understand the program, review the Air Force Q&A for its Utility Allowance Program, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions, that provide more information about the Air Force program at Hickam Communities. Click here to view the UA Profile Summary for Hickam Communities. Should you have immediate questions before the Town Hall, please contact your community center for assistance.
DATES TO REMEMBER
February 21: 1st Town Hall, 7 p.m. at Earhart Community Center. Light refreshments will be provided.
March: Residents to receive their first mock bill reflecting their February household energy use.*
April: Residents to receive their second mock bill reflecting their March household energy use.*
May: Residents to receive their third mock bill reflecting their April household energy use.*
June: Residents to receive their first live bill reflecting their May household energy use.
To view the complete UA rollout schedule, click here.
*No payments will be owed and no credits will be paid for statements sent in March, April, and May. The statements are intended to help residents familiarize themselves with their household energy use and make modifications if desired.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Once you begin receiving your mock and live billing statements, you can view your daily energy consumption at www.minolusa.com. Have your energy consumption statement nearby as you will need information on it to register.
For more information about your daily usage and energy consumption statements, contact Minol’s customer service support:
Inquiries via email: email@example.com
Inquiries via telephone: 888-636-0493 www.minolusa.com
ENERGY CONSERVATION RESOURCES
Save Energy & Money/Household Tips & Resources
Energy Tips & Choices: A Guide to an Energy Efficient Home
Where can I find the latest Community News and Events?
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Click here for a printable version of the newsletter.
From Yoga classes to children's sing-and-dance sessions, check out our monthly Calendar of Events to see all the fun activities happening in your community!
How do I report a maintenance issue?
Please call the
maintenance line at 808-423-1650 as soon as possible. If you have
Permission to Enter form on file, please let your Maintenance
Dispatcher know and we will address your service request in a
timely manner. For routine service, you may submit
Are there any special safety features or tips about my home or community I should know about?
We have put together a
short video highlighting fire, child, water and neighborhood
Click Here to watch the video
Where can I find the rules and regulations for my community?
The Resident Guide outlines the community guidelines for Hickam Communities. You may request for one from Resident Services, receive one upon moving in, or access it anytime on this site.
How do I contact my community office?
Contact your resident
Hale Na Koa
Officer Field/Onizuka Village/Bellows
Contact your community center:
Earhart Community Center
210 Kokomalei St., Honolulu, HI 96818
Ka Makani Community Center
1215 Owen St., Honolulu, HI 96818
Are pets allowed?
Yes, we gladly welcome four-legged family members at Hickam Communities! A one-time pet deposit fee of $200 will be due upon move-in, and breed restrictions do apply. Please see our Pet Policy for more information about our regulations on restricted breeds.
How do I submit requests to alter my home?
Hickam Communities allows
some home modifications. For information on the approved colors for
paint modifications, please review our Paint
If you want to install a satellite dish, please review
Dish Request Form.
Fences are permitted in most neighborhoods.Please review and complete our Fence Policy and Fence Installation Request Form; as well as our Dig Permit Request Form. All request forms and other required paperwork must be submitted to your respective community center for approval. For all other modification requests, please check with your community center.
When can I expect the trash and recycling to be picked up?
When is the grass cut?
Click here to view the landscaping schedule for the period May 30 - August 31.
Is renter’s insurance mandatory?
Although it's not required, we highly encourage residents to have personal renter's insurance. Please review our Renter’s Insurance Summary.
Am I allowed to run a business from my home?
Yes, provided that a written request to operate a home-based business is submitted to your community center and approved. Please refer to Section 8 of your Resident Lease Agreement, which also outlines the following clause: “No door-to-door soliciting will be allowed, no advertising signs shall be posted on the Unit, and no interior or exterior structural modifications or additions shall be made to accommodate tenant’s residential business. Tenants are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions and/or licenses and will indemnify, save, and hold harmless Landlord for any failures to obtain the necessary permissions and or licenses for and any damages to third parties arising from the conduct of the tenant’s business.
Are guests allowed to stay with me?
Yes. Please notify your
respective community center in writing of all guests staying with
you for more than 7 days but less than 29 days. No guest or visitor
may stay in your home for more than 30 days without the expressed
written consent of Hickam Communities. Requests for guests staying
for more than 30 days are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and in
accordance with any deployment and installation policies.
I’m going to be out of town for a while. Is there anyone who can keep an eye on my house?
Fill out a Resident Absence Notification form, and submit it to your community center and we'd be happy to keep an eye on your home.
I’m moving out. What now?
We understand that moving
can be a very stressful time. You may access our Move-Out Packet
here. Take a look at some
of our tips below to help eliminate the headaches that often come
Your 28-Day Notice to Vacate
A Notice to Vacate is written notice provided to the community center by the service member or spouse (with an authorized Power of Attorney) informing us of your intent to vacate your home. A minimum of 28-days’ notice is required prior to vacating.
Can't Provide 28-Day Notice?
Contact the community center immediately and we will review your circumstances."Short orders" are defined as orders that are received/dated with a report-no-late-date that is less than 28-days (Resident must visit and place a written notice within 72-hours of receiving orders).Vacation and Permissive TDY are not reasons for short notices.
If you choose to move prior to fulfilling the 28-notice date and do not have short orders you are financially responsible for the remainder of the 28-day requirement.
Placing Notice to Vacate
When placing your Notice to Vacate at the Community Center Office you will receive a Move Out Guide that outlines move-out expectations and the process. Some of these processes include the following:
- Notice to Vacate
- Cleaning Requirements
- Move-out Prorated Rent Agreement
- Departure Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) Processing
- Lawn and Turf Repair
- Cleaning Tips
- Bulks Item / Recyclable Material Disposal Sites
TMO Scheduling Reminder
To ensure that TMO can meet your family’s departure timeline be sure to schedule your move as soon as you have orders.
Self-clean: A resident may choose to clean their home to the expectations described in the Move-Out Guidelines. This is a very doable option for those who have maintained their home during residency.
Hire Your Own Cleaning Company: This is another viable cleaning option. Please remember, the home must still be cleaned to the expectations described in the Move-Out Guidelines. If choosing this option we highly recommend that you have a representative from your chosen cleaning company available to perform a touch up after your final inspection, if necessary.
The Final Inspection Procedure
All final inspections are scheduled Monday through Thursday.
- All personal belongings and trash must be removed.
- Home is cleaned to expectations as stated in the Move-Out Guide.
- All keys and garage remotes (if applicable) that were issued are collected.
- Resident is provided a detailed list of charges (if applicable), prorated BAH amount and amount of refund (if applicable).
- Resident is provided a Termination Letter.
Please note: Refunds are issued after the BAH allotment is received and damage charges (if applicable) have been deducted. Please be reminded that the BAH allotment is collected at the end of the month for that month. Refund checks are mailed to the forwarding address you provide, and typically arrive within 14-business days after the BAH allotment is received.
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