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Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)
Your BAH will be used in one of two ways. You can either rent on post or you can live off post. If you live off post, you can either rent or buy. Click Here for current BAH rates.
On Post Housing ( Rent On-Post )
You can contact the housing office at 253-912-2150 for Fort Lewis or 253-982-5516 for McChord AFB. Please keep in mind that there is a process involved in renting on post housing to include wait times.
Your point of contact for Off-Post Housing is Kim at 360-528-8188.
Off Post Single Family Rentals-You can choose to rent off post if you wish. Check our database for available single-family homes.
Apartments for Rent around the Joint Base Lewis McChord area
Cities around Joint Base Lewis McChord (Purchase a Home)
- The cities south of this installation are Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Dupont, and Yelm. The cities north of this installation are Lakewood, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, University Place, and Tacoma.
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Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) was formed when Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base were merged in January 2010 to become one of twelve joint bases in the United States. The joint base was created in response to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Initiative. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Joint Base Garrison, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is home to Gray Army Airfield which deploys helicopters for search and rescue missions on Mount Rainier. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is also home to the 627th Air Base Group and the 62d Airlift Wing. Other tenant commands include the 446th Airlift Wing, the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Joint Base Lewis McChord is divided into a north and south section which includes live firing ranges and close-in training areas. The Yakima Training Center is a satellite location for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Housing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is offered in over 5,000 family housing units. Residences range from historic homes to new construction including duplexes and apartment complexes. Pets are allowed at JBLM as long as their shots are kept current. Some breed restrictions apply. All military personnel with the exception of single E1-E4s must be cleared through the Family Housing Office prior to making any rental commitments for off-base properties.
Temporary housing is available at the Rainier Inn which has 150 visitors' quarters. They can be reached at 253-964-0211. Reservations for the Inn can be made up to 120 days in advance. If rooms are unavailable at the Rainier Inn, lodging may be available at the Evergreen Inn or in nearby neighborhood hotels. Call 253-982-5613 to check on availability at the Evergreen Inn. Units are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If billeting is not available, a statement of non-availability should be obtained. Many local hotels are within a short distance to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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