Island Palm Communities — South Regional Leasing Office
111 Seventh St.
Honolulu, HI 96819
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Island Palm Communities serves Army installations on Oahu, including Fort Shafter. IPC offers a great on-post living experience to families from all military branches.
In addition to excellent property management support, residents can enjoy recreational amenities, such as playgrounds, basketball courts, spray parks and swimming pools as well as neighborhood activities year-round. Community centers are a gathering place for friends and neighbors. They feature a 24-hour fitness facility, a spacious multipurpose room with a complete kitchen — perfect for get-togethers — and a theater, great for movie nights. Property management teams are based at community centers, offering residents convenient access to property services and resources.
Residents receive complimentary lawn services for front and side yards, maintenance support seven days a week and a utility allowance. Another great benefit of living on post is the convenient access to work, schools, the commissary and exchange, shoppettes and more.
Applying for a Home
Island Palm Communities looks forward to helping you find a home and community that can best meet your family’s needs. Apply online at www.islandpalmcommunities.com.
An IPC leasing consultant will then contact you to start the process. Your leasing consultant will work with you every step of the way — from pre-arrival preparations to getting you the key to your home.
IPC’s online leasing guide is a great one-stop source for information.
Once you arrive, provide your leasing consultant with:
- Marriage license (if spouse is not listed on orders or is not command sponsored)
- Birth certificates (if children are not listed on orders or are not command sponsored)
- Custody or adoption paperwork, if applicable
- Pregnancy verification, if applicable
- Copy of DA 31 (leave form)
- Copy of flight itinerary for dependents
The Hawaii State Department of Education operates public elementary, middle and intermediate, and high schools on post, near IPC housing areas and off post as well. To find out what school your children will attend, call the Army School Liaison Office at 808-655-8326.
For information on school registration requirements, the Youth Sponsorship Program, home school support and additional resources, visit https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii/programs/school-support-services.
A number of private schools are also in Oahu. Log on to the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools at www.hais.us for more information.
Your pets are part of your family, so it’s important to take the time to understand Hawaii state law and Island Palm Communities’ policies about them prior to your move.
Family pets are welcome in Island Palm Communities, but some breeds of dogs and types of animals are restricted for the safety and health of all families.
Families may not board in privatized housing any dog of a breed (including a mixed breed) that is deemed “aggressive or potentially aggressive,” unless the dog is a certified military working dog that is being boarded by its handler or trainer. Aggressive or potentially aggressive breeds of dogs are defined as pit bulls (American Staffordshire bull terriers or English Staffordshire bull terriers), Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, chows and wolf hybrids.
Prohibition also extends to other dogs that demonstrate a propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior. Also restricted from family housing are wild animals, farm animals and exotic animals. Examples include pigs, rats, mice, chickens, monkeys, reptiles, spiders and snakes.
For information about IPC’s pet policy, go to www.islandpalmcommunities.com/resident-resources. For more information about state laws regarding shipping pets to Hawaii, visit http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/aqs/animal-quarantine-information-page.
Rental Housing and Real Estate Costs
Rentals on Oahu are expensive, and square footage is limited. The median rent on Oahu is more than $1,500 per month, and housing costs in the area are significantly higher than the national average. Nearly all rentals require first and last month’s rent, which doubles rental costs upon move-in. Members can request an advance of Basic Allowance for Housing to help pay for these upfront costs.
The median value of owner-occupied housing units in Oahu is $580,200. Volunteer Realtors are available at the Fort Shafter Housing Services Office 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. daily and provide professional assistance.
Housing Services Office
The HSO provides a range of services, including issuance of Temporary Lodging Allowance memorandums, in-depth briefings on renting in the community, scheduling appointments to view rental properties, transportation to view prospective rentals, lease review, complaint mediation, discrimination complaint processing, inspecting rentals for adequacy, rental listings, BAH rates, school information, in-depth maps of Oahu and security deposit waiver information (utilities).
The HSO South Office is in Building 1004,111 Seventh St., Fort Shafter, HI 96858. Assistance is provided 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis. For more information, call 808-438-6198/0149/3820.
The Automated Housing Referral Network website is accessible 24/7, and those seeking rentals or properties for sale can view photos, maps and detailed descriptions of property listings. Listings include information on available amenities, availability dates, prices and mileage from military installations.
For more information, go to www.ahrn.com or call 808-438-6198/0149.