China Lake has some of the best government housing in the Navy. All 192 homes on station are single family and are unfurnished with fenced backyards, garage, wall-to-wall carpeting, vertical and mini blinds, dishwasher, garbage disposal, stove, refrigerator, and washer and dryer hook-ups. The units have heating and central evaporative cooling. All units have three or four bedrooms and 1 3/4 or two bathrooms and spacious lawns with lots of trees for shade. There is a well lit, walking/biking pathway running though out the entire area, and a nearby park area.
Navy-owned housing at China Lake is available to active duty military families. Very often there is a waiting list of a few weeks to a few months for family housing. Check with the Navy Family Housing Office (760-939-4450) for availability as soon as you know you are transferring to China Lake.
The Community Services team is dedicated to making your stay with Lincoln Military Housing an exceptional experience for the entire family. We provide a host of free events throughout the year in order to make it easier for you and your family to meet neighbors, make friends, and for all of our residents to have a great time. We also partner with area organizations in order to make their programs more accessible to you and your family. We also strive to give additional support during times of deployment. Find out more in the monthly newsletter or by visiting the program website.
We recommended that you complete, as soon as possible, an application for on-base housing (DD Form 1746). Include with this form a copy of your orders; with the detaching endorsement from your command and your current page two. However, you will be placed in advanced status until you report in at China Lake. Forward your package to the Family Housing Office at China Lake. Contact the Family Housing Office immediately upon your arrival to be placed on the waiting list and/or for assistance in locating affordable and suitable housing in the community. Your control date will be the date of detachment from your last duty station. Make sure that your date of detachment is stamped on your orders. Assignment to government quarters at China Lake is not mandatory. Single or married military members may request to reside off Station.
China Lake has 11 Transient Family Quarters. Reservations are strongly recommended. There are 8 two-man units with shared bath, microwave, mini refrigerator, phone, and cable for E-1s TO E-3s. For E-4s to E-6s there are 16 units with private bathroom, microwave, mini refrigerator, phone, and cable. For E-7s and above there are 64 units with 2 room suites, private bath, microwave, mini refrigerator, television, phone, and cable. Some have full kitchens while others have kitchenettes.
Single Service Member Housing
Single enlisted members are assigned to the Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ). There are 128 modular rooms in the two-building complex.