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- Housing Services Office - Joint Base Lewis McChord
Housing Services Office - Joint Base Lewis McChord
Supporting JBLM service members and their families with off-base housing relocation
Army personnel: All newly-assigned Army personnel in the grade of O5 and below are required to attend a mandatory housing in-processing brief. Briefings are conducted 11 to 11:30a.m. weekdays in Building 2140, Liggett Avenue, Waller Hall, room 202. The briefing provides information about renting in the local community and how to apply for on base housing.
Air Force personnel: All newly-assigned Air Force personnel are encouraged to check in with the HSO located at 5128 Pendleton Ave. on Lewis Main to be briefed on information about renting in the local community and how to apply for privatized on base family housing.
Permissive TDY: Service members claiming Permissive Temporary Duty for purposes of house hunting are not required to report to HSO. Army personnel will not need to have their DA-31 stamped by the HSO. (Note: The DA-31 must state PTDY, must not go past a Soldier’s report date and must be signed by a O5 or above.) After signing into the installation and during in-processing, the Soldier will simply turn in their DA-31 to Finance at Waller Hall.
Lease signing (Army and Air Force personnel): For your protection, we advise that you do not sign a lease until you physically arrive in the JBLM area. If you sign a lease before you arrive and your military orders are delayed or deleted, you may still be legally liable for the rent. Additionally, it is never advisable to sign a lease for a property you have not seen.
Rental Partnership Program
The Rental Partnership Program helps JBLM single and married 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. Visit the RPP page for more information or visit this page to see a list participating properties.
During the housing in-processing brief, you will be provided with information about renting in the local community and how to apply for on base family housing.
Here is what HSO does for service members:
- Educate personnel on their rights under the Service Members Civil Relief Act
- Provide referral recourses and maps for local area
- Answer specific questions regarding lease terms
- Provide home buying workshops
- Mediate tenant/landlord disputes