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United States Army
Housing Services Office
4514 Stuart St.
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Learn about the variety of housing possibilities available as well as information about setting up utilities in your home . Housing options are available to your unique situation including: housing for families, single service members, families that are enrolled in the exceptional family member program, pet owners and unaccompanied personnel. Explore your options to find a home that best fits your needs.
The Army Housing Service Office, located at 4514 Stuart St., is your housing community advocate and should be your first point of contact for housing, regardless of where you decide to live. You can benefit from the services the AHO provides by calling 803-751-5788/7567/7566/7537 or vising the office. Should you elect to live on post, you should visit fort Jackson Family Homes (FJFH), 520 Brown, call 803-738-8275 or visit their website, fortjacksonfamilyhomes.com.
All family housing units are equipped with central heating and air conditioning. The average wait time for housing depends on the size of home needed and the arrival date. A leasing agent will be able to assist you.
The eligibility date is the final out date of the previous duty station. In the case of an unaccompanied tour, the eligibility date is the final out date of the duty station prior to the unaccompanied tour, up to 14 months.
The current FJFH pet policy restricts the followings breeds: Akita, Chow, Doberman, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, American Staffordshire Terriers, English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, wolf hybrids or any other breeds with dominant traits geared toward aggression.
Single Service Member Housing
Service members in the ranks of E1-E5 with no dependents are required to reside in the Freddie Stowers Single Soldiers Complex. Requests for an exception to the policy may be submitted by the soldier through their complete chain of command to the AHO for recommendation to the garrison commander.
E1s-E4s are assigned a separate bedroom with a shared kitchenette and full bath. Soldiers are responsible for maintaining their private room and the common areas. Soldiers must be respectful and considerate of others. E5s are assigned the entire suite, converting one bedroom into additional living space.
Single soldiers E6 and above are authorized to reside off post. Apartments, townhomes and houses are available for rent. In some cases, soldiers may decide to purchase.
Most off-post rental housing are unfurnished; however, through the Housing Service Office, assistance can be provided with locating a furnished place, if necessary.
Exceptional Family Member Housing
There are a limited number of handicap-accessible homes on the Installation with FJFH. Families with special-needs members should contact the FJFH office at 803-738-8275 as soon as possible to discuss housing needs. Every attempt will be made to accommodate the special needs family member based on the recommendation of their physician.
A list of special-needs families is provided to FJFH maintenance for emergency assistance as needed.
Welcome to the Fort Jackson Army Housing Office.
The Columbia Metro area has a lot of suitable, affordable housing to meet the demands of the personnel relocating to this area. Many new upscale apartments, condos and townhomes are under construction throughout the area. Many of these apartment communities are located within a 15-minute drive to the installation.
Housing Service Office (HSO) - As you relocate to Fort Jackson, we want to make your transition as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Whether you want to live on or off post, the housing team is available to assist you with all your housing needs. The HSO is the primary contact for any problems you may encounter, including discrimination complaints, tenant-landlord disputes, lease reviews, inspections and any problems you encounter while living off post. If you need assistance, contact a housing counselor. The HSO will provide a list of apartment complexes that are off-limits to service members.
We caution you not to sign a lease prior to arrival and encourage you to physically visit the apartment or home in which you wish to live. Apartment complexes in the area have various amenities and many offer military discounts. Most rental properties will require one month's rent and a security deposit prior to signing the lease. Renters’ insurance is highly recommended for your peace of mind and to cover your family and personal and rental property. If you fail to obtain renters’ insurance, you will be held accountable for damages or repairs to the property.
Lastly, we recommend that those considering buying a home get an independent home inspection. If possible, attend a home-buying seminar prior to your purchase.
The AHO is located at: 4514 Stuart., Fort Jackson, SC 29207.
Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Contact the housing office at 803-751-7567/5788/7566/7537 for assistance.
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Again, welcome to Fort Jackson and thank you for your service.
There are no mobile home parks located on the installation.
PurchasingThe availability of affordable housing in this area is good. Many programs to include VA programs are also in place. Services include counseling, home buying seminars and assistance in obtaining realtors, mortgage brokers, home inspectors and VA assistance in the local area. Soldiers are guided in accordance with housing regulations on the policies and procedures of purchasing or renting adequate, suitable, and affordable housing within the local area
The HSO provides a listing of housing websites to search for rental property.
Visit InMyArea.com to search for utility providers based on your zip code. This website serves as a one-stop shop where you can explore your options, compare prices and purchase services.
The Columbia Metro area has a large number of suitable and affordable housing units. There is adequate housing to meet the demands of all personnel relocating to this area. Due to the many areas close to the installation, comparable prices are available for all housing/rank categories.
Housing Service Office – As you prepare to relocate to Fort Jackson, we want to ensure your transition is as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Whether your desire is to live on or off post, the housing team is available to assist you with all your needs during and throughout the relocation process. The HSO is your primary contact for any problems you encounter, including discrimination complaints, tenant-landlord disputes, lease reviews, inspections and any other problems you encounter while living off post. If you need assistance, contact your housing counselor. The HSO will provide you a list of apartment complexes that have been put off-limits to service members.
Places to Live in Columbia
Living in downtown Columbia has never been so attractive. Blending the historic with the new, the growth of city living is becoming more exciting each year. Renovations of Victorian and foursquare houses are prevalent in the neighborhoods of Earlewood, Elmwood Park and Cottontown. The beautiful tree-lined streets of these neighborhoods contain homes with features such as large rooms, unique staircases, stained glass and detailed architecture. Many of them can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.
Eau Claire is made of up 32 eclectic neighborhoods in the northernmost part of the city of Columbia and offers classic homes built at the end of the trolley line. Including cozy 1920s and 1930s bungalows, post-war brick capes and late-century ranch homes nestled in the hills and valleys of the area.
Eau Claire is home to four institutions of higher learning: Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary, Columbia College (one of the top ten liberal arts colleges of the south), South University and Columbia International University (a Christian institution located on the Broad River).
Once a part of the old town of Eau Claire, Earlewood was annexed into the city in the 1920s and now boasts foursquare, brick and Craftsman-style bungalows, as well as the new Laurel Hill development of bungalow-style homes reminiscent of the 1930s. It was home to a house older than the city itself -- a frontier log cabin built in 1754 (and now moved to Sesquicentennial Park in northeast Columbia for preservation purposes).
This location gives easy access to all the major employment centers in the city. Whether you work downtown, at the university, on the I-77 high-tech corridor or at Fort Jackson, the neighborhoods of Forest Lakes and Arcadia Lakes put you there quickly.
Northwest Columbia is without a doubt one of the fastest growing residential parts of the area. Housing choices are plentiful and prices range from moderate to upper end. The primary areas in the northwest are St. Andrews, Harbison and Irmo. Harbison Boulevard features a spectacular regional mall, Columbiana Center, as well as numerous other shops and restaurants. Dutch Square Mall, one of the region's first enclosed malls, is also located in St. Andrews.
For hikers and bikers, the trails in Harbison State Forest offer miles of scenic beauty in a totally natural environment. Irmo, a town that borders the north side of Lake Murray, has the highest population of any municipality in Lexington County. Irmo also boasts award-winning Richland/Lexington District Five schools and offers plenty of family amenities.
Home communities offer a wide variety of styles and amenities. Harbison and Quail Valley, both established neighborhoods, are perfect matches for families whose interests include tennis, basketball, racquetball, swimming and more. Upper-scale communities include Wexford on the Lake, offering spectacular Lake Murray views and community dock and boat ramp.
City of Lexington
For those wanting the great feeling of a small town with all the amenities of a large city, Lexington is the place. Lexington not only boasts one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state, Lexington District One, but also has a wonderful menu of housing from which to choose. From a city feel to lake living, Lexington can offer it all and is located only 10 miles west from downtown Columbia. Although the town of Lexington is relatively small -- with an approximate population of 23,324, it is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation and the fastest-growing town in South Carolina. It is the political center of Lexington County.
One of the most attractive features of Lexington is Lake Murray. This lake is 41 miles long, 14 miles wide at its widest point and touches four counties: Richland, Lexington, Saluda and Newberry. Accessibility is easy with exits off I-20 in Lexington and I-26 at Irmo and Chapin. It is no wonder that year-round lake living has become very popular and, as a result, many upscale neighborhoods have developed in recent years.
The true beauty of Lake Murray is evidenced by the peaceful and natural countryside. Well-maintained farms, with original farmhouses and out buildings spread over the rolling hills, are tastefully mingled with new home communities.