TheHome Based Businesses (HBBs) are an important contributor to Army Family quality of life – New changes to procedures makes it easier and quicker to gain approval to operate an on-post HBB.

HBBs allow Families to work from their Army family housing, developing rewarding careers that follow them through PCS moves. The wide span of HBBs operated by Army Families includes:

  • Car repair/service
  • Hairdressing and hairstyling
  • Home baking and meal preparation
  • Pet grooming and pet sitting
  • Massage therapy
  • Retail sales from home


The Directorate of Family and MWR (DFMWR) is the single point of contact and entry for HBB applications on USAG Humphreys. DFMWR offers required HBB training via Army Community Services (ACS). Requests for information can be made with ACS at DSN 757-2363/2369 or commercial 0503-357-2363/2369, Maude Hall, Building 6400.


Members of the community residing in Army Family Housing must have HBB training and Garrison Commander authorization to conduct business in their assigned housing units on USAG Humphreys. All personnel who desire to operate a HBB must submit their application thru DFMWR Financial Management Branch to the Garrison Commander for his approval. The Garrison Commander does not have legal authority to approve off-post businesses.


The complete process to obtain approval to conduct a HBB from your on-post family housing

  • Step 1: Enroll in and complete the HBB training class at ACS in room B-101 in Maude Hall. 
  • Step 2: Complete the Application Memorandum.  Complete all blocks on the top of the form. Ensure that a contact phone number and e-mail address are correct. Check each of the eight rules acknowledging that the applicant will meet those rules. Be sure to enter your current DEROS on the bottom of the form.
  • Step 3: Turn in the Application to DFMWR, Financial Management Branch in Bldg. 12601 (2nd floor). In addition to the Application Memorandum, include copies of the Training Certificate and Command Sponsorship Orders. Optionally, include photos of HBB products or services. 

CLICK for HBB Application for Permit

Don’t delay. Get your Home-Based Business registered today or if you have any questions contact ACS/Employment Readiness Program.