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United States Marine Corps
Family Housing Department on K-Bay
MCBH Kaneohe Bay HI, HI 96863
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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Prior to renting, leasing, purchasing, or obligating to housing off-base, all military personnel with dependents are required to check in to their respective Family Housing Office soon after reporting into the unit/command. Failure to comply may result in the forfeiture of Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA), an entitlement to cover temporary lodging and meals since this is viewed by the government as having secured permanent housing.
The Family Housing Department and Forest City Residential Management, our Public Private Venture (PPV) partner, provides housing to families of Marines and other service branches assigned to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay and Marine Forces Pacific at Camp H. M. Smith.
For a list of information and services offered, please visit the MCB Hawaii housing website. For more information about Forest City Residential Management, please visit their website.
The advance housing application below is intended for active duty military personnel. Please fill out this application, DD1746 (click for fillable file), then print the application and fax it to 808-257-1259 or DSN 315-457-1259, or you may mail the application to the below address. If you have an email address, please include this information in your application. Once your application has been sent, please allow 10 working days for information to be added to our database.
AvailabilityTo date, these are the total Base and PPV numbers of:
Enlisted Family Housing Availability:
Officer Family Housing Availability:
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
If you have family members (dependents) enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) or with special physical challenges, please notify us before you move from your current duty station. Please call MCBH Kaneohe Bay Housing Office at DSN 315-457-1257 or 808-257-1257.
Single Service Member Housing
Single services members are assigned Bachelor quarters with their unit/command BEQ Managers.
Prior to negotiating any agreement for off-base housing, all military personnel are required to register with the Base Housing Office.
Housing Referral Office – Your contact for any problems you may encounter including discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord dispute, or any questions/problems about off-base housing is the HRO. Staff are available to assist you on a person-to-person basis to make your move to this installation an easy and pleasant one. They can provide a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information regarding the area in which rentals are located.
Military families on a waiting list for government quarters or those who prefer to live off base must compete with the civilian population for adequate rental housing in Oahu's high-cost housing market.
The majority of rental housing on Oahu is multiplex construction because of limited land availability and the large number of local residents.
Rental houses are also generally small with fewer bedrooms and less living space than a service member has been accustomed to on the mainland. Arriving families are therefore finding it difficult to find a home, whether rental or on base, large enough to accommodate their shipment of household goods. We suggest service members consider using non-temporary storage prior to their departure from continental U.S. locations. Non-temporary storage at their CONUS location is authorized and should be used for excess furnishings and cold-weather clothing.
Home Purchase OptionsThe median sales price for a condominium is currently $700,000 and $850,000 for a single-family home. Condominiums average between 600 and 900 square feet. Single-family dwellings average between 1,200 and 1,800 square feet. The Fort Shafter Housing Services Office has a volunteer real estate agent on site who can assist with home purchase information and options. The Volunteer Realtor Program is a no-strings-attached program meant to provide service members with the tools needed to make informed decisions about purchasing.Mobile HomesThere are no mobile homes in Hawaii.
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.
Housing: The Family Housing Department, 808-257-2676 / (DSN) 315-457-2676, provides government housing to families of Marines and Sailors assigned to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay and Camp H.M. Smith. Ohana Military Communities is the managing member of a partnership with the Department of the Navy to manage, maintain and revitalize neighborhoods on and around Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Military families on a waiting list for government quarters or those who prefer to live off-base must compete with the civilian population for adequate rental housing in Oahu's high-cost housing market. Rental houses are relatively scarce and generally small, with fewer bedrooms and less living space than on the mainland. Median home price is $750,000. Median rental is $2,200 for a one bedroom and $3,500 for a three bedroom.