Renters insurance program changing

Published FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Because of the recently adjusted 2015 Basic Allowance for Housing program by the Department of Defense, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is making changes to the current Resident Renters Insurance program. FLFHC is no longer required to provide renters insurance for all residents assigned to housing on or after Jan. 1, 2015.

Although the requirement to provide renters insurance no longer exists, FLFHC has chosen to continue to provide renters insurance to active-duty military residents who were assigned to housing before Feb. 1, 2015, by extending FLFHC’s commitment through June 30, 2015, in order for residents to make the necessary adjustments to obtain replacement renters insurance.

For the official notification and frequently asked questions, visit the FLFHC Web site at

As always, residents can contact FLFHC at (913) 682-6300 with any questions or concerns.

Retirees, civilians
Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is offering leasing opportunities to military retirees and Department of Defense civilians.

Beautiful and historic Fort Leavenworth has much to offer families, including a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and play; excellent schools; and convenient proximity to Kansas City, the surrounding metropolitan area and the many attractions the Midwest has to offer.

Contact FLFHC for more information and availability. Select neighborhoods and a variety of homes and styles are available and restrictions may apply.

A few of the amenities available to those who live on post include lawn service and 24-hour maintenance services. Residents also have access to the FLFHC Community Center, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a playroom, a gourmet kitchen and community room that can be reserved for events, an outdoor seating area, a playground and the FLFHC office.

Refer a friend
Refer a friend to live on post and earn some cash. For each eligible resident referred who is new to the area and signs a six-month lease, both the referrer and the referred will receive $250.

Limit one referral name per new resident. New residents must take occupancy within 45 days of application. The referral source must be listed on the application and be a current resident to qualify. This offer is valid through Dec. 31 and other restrictions may apply.

Valentine give-away
Fort Leavenworth residents, don’t forget your Valentine. Stop by the FLFHC office between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 13 and pick up a balloon and a flower for your sweetie.

Holiday closure
FLFHC offices will be closed Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Normal business hours will resume Feb. 17. To report a maintenance emergency or submit a work order when the offices are closed, call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.

Join the 2015 Slim-Down Fort Leavenworth Challenge kick-off from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the FLFHC Community Room. This 12-week challenge will focus on nutrition and proper diet, exercise and general good health with weekly group workouts, weekly weigh-ins and support from other SDFL participants. Army Wellness Center representatives, Munson Army Health Center nutritionists and Gruber Fitness Center instructors will be on hand to provide information on services available on post. Come join the fun and get ready for bathing suit season.

For more information and to sign up, contact Lisa Smith at (913) 682-6300 or In addition, watch the FLFHC Facebook page for more details.

Birthday drawing
Have a child with a birthday in February? Come by the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by Feb. 20.

Coloring contest
Children’s coloring contest sheets are available through Feb. 20 online at and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.

Super Saver
Residents can nominate themselves for the Super Saver of the Month award by submitting a nomination form, which can be found on the FLFHC website at Bring the form and a copy of the most recent utilities statement to the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. by Feb. 20.

Stay updated on the latest news and read the FLFHC monthly Heritage Community Connections resident newsletter online at, and follow FLFHC on Facebook and Twitter.

For information, contact Lisa Smith at or call (913) 682-3032.

Utilities tip
Be sure exterior and garage walk-in doors are fully closed because storm doors do not provide the weather seal required to keep heated air in and cold air out. Also check that windows are completely closed and locked.