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United States Army
Housing Services Office (HSO)
Bldg. 5128, Pendleton Ave, Lewis Main
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
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.
Housing Services Office - (HSO) -The HSO provides all DoD personnel with personalized services to assist in locating suitable housing in the local community. Support services include:
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 to help Service Members obtain adequate housing in the community. The HSO and local landlords enter into agreements to offer Service Members special rental benefits above what other tenants receive. Benefits include a waiver of security deposits, no credit checks or application fees, a discount on market rental rates and immediate access to housing. Contact the HSO for more information about this program or visit the JBLM HSO 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.
At JBLM we strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of Soldiers and Airmen. The Army and the Air Force recognize that the management of Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) facilities is critical to a Service Member's development process. UPH is a personal residence and we strive to provide a modern, functional, well maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignityUPH is provided for unaccompanied Soldiers E5 and below and for unaccompanied Airmen E4 and below with less than 3 years of service. For JBLM Barracks information please send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org and for McChord Field Dorm information call (253) 982-2824.
There are over 10,000 Soldier barracks spaces and approximately 600 Airmen dormitory spaces on JBLM for unaccompanied Soldiers and Airmen. For more information and to view video tours of barracks and dormitories, visit the JBLM Public Works website.
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