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    JB Lewis-McChord, WA (JBLM) Housing and Relocation Information

    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)

    The military provides two options for the use of your BAH. The first is living on post. JointBaseLewisMcChordHousing.com provides you with the necessary information to complete that request.

    Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off post. JointBaseLewisMcChordHousing.com provides you with a military-friendly process and pricing for those looking to maximize the use of their BAH.

    On Post Housing ( Rent On Post )

    You can contact the housing office at 253-912-2150. Renting on post housing can include wait times and accommodations may not be available.

    Your point of contact for Off Post Housing purchases may be reached at 360-528-8188. For the Rental Partnership Program or allotment questions, please call 253-967-3581

    Off Post Single Family Homes

    For those who are not ready to buy a home, and are looking to rent, check our database for available listings in the area. Click here for Single Family Rentals. Click here for Apartments for Rent.

    Surrounding Cities of JB Lewis-McChord

    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. There are plenty of housing opportunities for anyone looking to get off post and into a new home.

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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. 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. Lewis-McChord is also home to the 627th Air Base Group and the 62nd 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. This base 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.

    To live on post, personnel and their families are required to apply through the housing office. Contact the office for more information on types of homes and wait lists, which are often 3 months or longer, by calling 253-912-2150 for Fort Lewis or 253-982-5516 for McChord AFB.

    For information on typical rental rates, local attractions, history of the base, rental opportunities, and lots more, check out the Information links on the left of this page. For needed services, check out the service providers on the right side.