By MyBaseGuide Staff Member

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Communities has taken great steps toward providing service members and their families with quality housing.

JBLM family housing is participating in the Residential Communities Initiative program being conducted by the Department of the Army. April 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of Lewis-McChord Communities LLC, a partnership between the Army and Equity Residential Properties. Equity Residential Properties has teamed up with Lincoln Property Company from the private sector to manage the family housing communities, build new housing, renovate existing housing, and demolish and rebuild existing housing in other areas.

There are more than 4,900 homes at JBLM. The houses come equipped with stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washer/ dryer hook-ups and garbage disposals. Many of the homes have either a carport or garage.

The JBLM homes are all located within 22 housing neighborhoods.

Residing in on-base housing is not mandatory, except for personnel assigned to designated key and essential positions. All service members with a family housing requirement are eligible to apply for onbase housing at the daily housing brief.

The JBLM Lewis Main Equity Residential Leasing Center is in Building 5128, Town Center, Pendleton Avenue, (253) 912-2150.

The McChord Field Equity Residential Leasing Center is at 3209 Maple St., (253) 589-0523.

Eligible service members may complete an on-base application at the briefing held daily at 9 a.m. A copy of your orders to JBLM and any applicable paperwork is required at the time the application is completed. Service members are placed on the waiting list based on their rank and bedroom requirements. Service members are responsible for keeping the housing office informed of changes in eligibility status, unit, duty and home phone numbers. Waiting lists are updated weekly with the most current wait-time estimates available and can be checked online at www.JBLMC.com.




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