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United States Army
Zama-shi, Kanagawa Ken Japan 228-8920
When planning for a move with the military, you might consider moving into government housing. Government housing is owned and maintained by the Department of Defense and is typically on the installation. Eligibility and availability for this type of housing may vary by service member, family size and installation. Learn more about the different options, benefits and discounts that may be available to you through government housing.
90-day loaner furniture support is provided to incoming personnel and consist of furniture items to accommodate the living room, bedrooms, and dining room. For personnel on limited/restricted JTR, furniture support can be provided for the duration of their tour, however, due to the limited supply of government furniture, some items may not be available for long term issue. Appliances (stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer) are provided for the duration of your tour. Once your household goods have arrived, coordination should be made with the Housing Office to arrange the pick-up of government loaner items and to identify items needed for the duration of your tour. Personnel are entitled to one pickup of loaner furniture during their tour. Upon departure, personnel can request loaner furniture upon receipt of PCS Orders or prior to their household’s goods being shipped.
We highly encourage all family housing occupants to bring their favorite furniture within their authorized weight allowance. Living room, kitchen table/chairs, and especially their bedroom furniture (queen-size/full-size/twin beds) for master, dependents, and guest rooms. All family quarters have a small storage space available. Additional storage may be obtained from the Camp Zama Community Recreation Division, Outdoor Recreation Facility at a cost to you.
No King-size bed or German shrunks or over-sized furniture are authorized to be shipped, they may not fit into government housing and the majority of off base housing. If oversize items are shipped, the sponsor will incur all costs associated with finding and securing storage. Larger housing quarters WILL NOT be assigned to accommodate furniture. A variety of floor plans are available to assist you in planning your shipment to the Camp Zama installations.
Army Community Service (ACS) has a lending closet. They do not have linens, but do have kitchenware (dishes, pots/pan, ironing board, can opener, utensils, etc.) available for loan until your household goods arrive and/or unaccompanied baggage. We highly recommend you ship your linens, towels, TV/DVD/VCR, microwave, and other small kitchen appliances in your unaccompanied (express) baggage.
All unaccompanied personnel quarters are furnished with government-provided furniture and appliances (bed, desk, chair, night stand, chest of drawer, freezer/fridge, stove, etc.). Washers and dryers are provided in communal laundry rooms. You should NOT ship your own furniture, except for small items. Even if your shipment weighs less than what you are authorized to ship, your furniture may be too large for the quarters. Before shipping any furniture, contact the Housing Office in order to get the proper room dimensions for the government quarters that may be available to you. Upon receipt of your household goods/unaccompanied baggage, excess government furniture can be removed upon request. The shared storage spaces are LIMITED for small items such as small boxes, luggage etc. There are no commercial or government temporary or non-temp storage facilities available.
Please do not hesitate to call the Family Housing Management Branch at DSN: 263-3527 or COMMERCIAL 011-81-46-407-3527 or the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing Section at DSN: 263-3890, COMMERCIAL: 011-81-46-407-3890.
The family housing assets were built by the Government of Japan and consist of 3 and 4-bedroom townhouses located at Camp Zama (CZ) or Sagamihara Family Housing Area (SFHA). Personnel assigned/attached to USAG-Japan may be assigned housing in either of these two housing locations.
Government quarters is mandatory for all accompanied and unaccompanied military personnel, regardless of rank. DoD civilians, with accompanied family member, will have the option to be assigned to military family housing or reside in off-base housing. Unaccompanied civilians must reside in off-post housing. The Housing Office offers a full array of services to assist with locating and securing adequate off-base housing. Please do not secure off base housing prior to arrival. All off post housing has to be approved by the Housing Office to ensure its meets DOD suitability standards.
Military and civilian personnel must in-process to the Housing Office (Building 671) within 2 working days of their arrival to Japan. In-processing will include preparation of a housing application, DD Form 1746.
To be placed on the family housing waiting list, military personnel, must bring copy of their DA Form 31 (Request and Authority for Leave) or DA Form 137-2 (Installation Clearance Form), to verify the date they departed their last permanent duty station. Other Services military personnel must provide similar documentation. No advance applications are accepted. Eligible DoD Civilians must provide a copy of their Travel Orders and Verification of Employment Form to be placed on the waiting list. They will be placed on the waiting list the date they in-process at the Housing Office. A full array of housing services are provided to assist DoD Civilians with locating and securing off-base housing.
The waiting period for assignment to FH fluctuates based on housing availability in a particular rank/grade category and command sponsored family composition. Eligible family member(s) must be listed on Orders.
The criteria for determining bedroom entitlement is based on the number of command sponsored dependents and family composition, as identified on PCS/Travel Orders. Request for larger family quarters due to excess of household goods is not authorized.
Military personnel with deferred dependent travel will be assigned to unaccompanied housing (UH). Assignment to family housing unit will only be made if dependent are scheduled to arrival within 30 days of assignment. DoD civilians with delayed dependent cannot be assigned to family housing unless dependents are arriving within 30 days of housing assignment.
Housing will be offered based on the first available unit in a particular rank/grade and bedroom category. Personnel cannot pick a particular unit or area for housing assignment. When possible/available, an offer of two housing units will be made. Please note, this can result in housing being offered in the same building or same area. Adequate government quarters cannot be turned down for personal reasons! You will have 24-hours to accept or decline units offered. If an adequate housing unit is offered and is declined, personnel will be placed on the bottom of the waiting list with a new eligibility date (date quarters declined). All monetary allowances (i.e., TLA or TQSA) will be stopped.
For floor plan and pictures of Camp Zama Housing, please go to this website: Army Housing Online User Services (AHOUS) – https://www.housing.army.mil.
a. It is recognized that many of our housing occupants desire to have pets. With the privilege of owning a pet; however, comes the responsibility not only to protect and properly care for the pet, but also to preserve and protect the safety and welfare of the community. It is the policy of this command that private property rights are subordinate to public rights to be safe and free from nuisances.
b. Personnel arriving or departing who own pets may kennel them in the Camp Zama Kennel on a space available basis at their own expense or utilize off post facilities. Contact the Camp Zama Kennel, at DSN 263-5915 or Commercial 011-81-3117-63-5915 for reservations.
c. Contact the Housing Management Division at DSN 263-3527 / 4843 or Commercial 011-81-46-407-3527 / 4843, email email@example.com, for additional information.
are authorized in Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) facilities. This policy is necessitated by the close proximity between common use areas and individuals’ quarters that are usually found in UPH, and which generates annoyances such as pet odors and noise, possible flea and tick infestation of common use areas and furniture, urine damage to area room carpeting, and uncollected pet droppings.
, to include but limited to, monkeys, apes, snakes, pigs, are not authorized in military family housing. Please contact the Housing Office if you plan to ship or acquire any pet other than a dog, cat or ferret.
Caged privately owned animals (POA), such as gerbils, guinea pigs, fish, and some birds are authorized in military family. They must remain caged or in the confines of assigned quarters. Please contact the Housing Office for more specific information regarding your POA.
Two (2) pets (dog, cat, ferrets or combination) are authorized in military family housing and they must be registered with Veterinary Health Services. Pets are not allowed in family housing tower units. Please be advised that all efforts will be made to accommodate families who “bring” pets, however, being offered a non-pet housing unit will not substantiate a valid reason for declining or refusing a housing offer.
Reference USAG-J Reg 40-650, Medical Services, (Housing and Control of Pets) and USAG-J Family Housing Handbook.
** If you are traveling in the winter do not bring your spring clothes, ship them. You will be staying in temporary housing and your storage space will be limited.
** If you are a single and/or unaccompanied person bring items sufficient for your BOQ Studio or Suite space. Your space, although comfortable is VERY limited.
** Almost everyone accumulates additional items during any overseas tour.
Shipping light from the states will give you room to ship accumulated treasures home without incurring excess charges.
UPH is assigned based on rank and includes barracks, senior enlisted quarters and bachelor officer’s quarters. Personnel in the rank of E6 and below, must report to their military unit for assignment under the Army Barracks Management Program (ABMP). Personnel in the ranks of E7 and above will report to the Housing Office for assignment to available bachelor officer or bachelor enlisted quarters. Personnel on deferred travel, delayed dependent travel, or geographical bachelors are required to reside in UPH facilities. UPH for senior enlisted personnel and officers range in size from 340 to 460 square feet (studio to suite) with private bedroom, bath and kitchen.
Please do not hesitate to call the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing Section at DSN: 263-3890, COMMERCIAL: 011-81-46-407-3890.