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Housing Services Office (HSO)
5128 Pendleton Ave.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
JBLM Housing Services Office (HSO) -The HSO supports service members and their families with off-base housing options.
What HSO does for service members:
Service members interested in receiving a JBLM housing welcome packet prior to their arrival may email their request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At JBLM, the HSO offers the Rental Partnership Program (RPP) to help service members and their families find affordable, off-base housing. The intent is to help ease the financial stress of PCS moves and other major transitions by encouraging landlords to provide a 5 percent or more discount on monthly rent, waive security/rent deposits and waive fees for credit checks. Contact the HSO at 253-967-3581 for more information about this program, or visit the JBLM RPP webpage.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family Housing participates in the Residential Communities Initiative program conducted by the Department of Army. The Army has a management and development partner (Lincoln Military Housing) from the private sector to manage the family housing communities, to build new housing, renovate existing housing and demolish and rebuild existing housing in other areas.
There are approximately 5,000 family housing units in 22 communities, each equipped with a stove and refrigerator, dishwasher and/or disposal, and washer/dryer hook-up. Many of the units have either a carport or garage. Home type pictures and floor plans can be viewed online.
Residing in on-base housing is voluntary, not mandatory, except for personnel assigned to key and essential positions, as designated by the Installation Commander. All Service Members with a family housing requirement are eligible to apply for on-base housing. All Service Members assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord must attend a government Housing Services Office (HSO) briefing. The briefings are held every weekday at 09:30 a.m. For up-to-date information on the briefing location, contact the Housing Services Office at email@example.com or 253-967-3581.
Eligible Service Members wishing to apply for on-base housing may do so prior to or after arrival at https://lincolnmilitary.com/installations/joint-base-lewis-mcchord. Service Members will be required to choose one of the housing communities at the time of application. Service Members are placed on the waiting list for on-base housing based on their rank, bedroom requirement and communities chosen. Service Members are responsible for keeping the Lewis-McChord Communities Leasing Center informed of changes in eligibility status, unit, duty and home phone numbers. The waiting lists are updated weekly and can be checked by visiting the Lewis-McChord Leasing Center.
Service Member's quality of life at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is first priority. The goal is to continue the many military traditions that have been established, and to make Service Members feel at home.
The Unaccompanied Personnel Housing/Army Barracks Management Program manages permanent party barracks for single and unaccompanied soldiers in specified grades.
For JBLM barracks information, please send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air Force Personnel
The Consolidated Dormitory Office manages permanent party dormitories for single and geographically separated (mil to mil) airmen.
For McChord Field Dormitory information. please call (253) 982-2824.
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