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Such links are provided consistent with the purpose of the Web site. Lewis-McChord Communities, LLC Powered by Equity Residential owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Equity Residential.
The website provides information you need to know about the homes and amenities available in the privatized housing community. The government housing team will provide you the latest information about privatized housing and details about the application process.
The HMO will also update you on any base specific policies regarding residing in privatized housing. Community Amenities Privatized housing is comparable to housing in the local community and provides a wide variety of amenities and support services. Community features such as community centers, resident activities, playgrounds, walking trails, and community parks are just some of the amenities you will find at Lewis-McChord Communities.
As a resident of privatized housing, contact the Property Management Office to obtain more specific information on the services available at your location. Paying Rent for Privatized Housing Similar to living in the local community, you will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease includes a military clause and a lease termination clause.
You pay your monthly rent by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the Property Manager. If your move occurs prior to the allotment start date, then you will need to pay the pro-rated rent directly to the Property Manager. The Tenant Lease Agreement spells out all relevant rent payment terms and conditions. Gas and Electric Utilities Prospective residents should be aware that utilities are not free. Lewis-McChord Communities has fully implemented the Department of the Army's Residents' Responsibility Utility Program for electric and gas to encourage energy conservation.
Utility program and conservation information is available on the Minol website. Click Here for more information. Personal Property Insurance You need to obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle.
This insurance provides a limited amount of coverage for personal property and may be extended to cover the personal property owned by family members and guests while it is on the resident's premises. Policy coverage is provided by Delos Insurance Co. Upon effective coverage date, Deans and Homer, the managing underwriter, will mail a complete policy including detailed information on how to handle claims, questions or changes to the policy.
Deans and Homer Customer Service Department can be reached at Each Service Member is encouraged to supplement this basic renter's insurance based upon their personal assessment of the amount of property or liability coverage needed to protect their own interests. Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the Property Management Office for more information about coverage. Pet Information Lewis-McChord Communities residents are limited to a maximum of four pets per dwelling unit.
The following dog breeds are not permitted in on-base family housing: Exotic animals such as reptiles, rodents other than hamsters and guinea pigs , hedgehogs, skunks, rats, raccoons, squirrels, potbellied pigs, ocelots, coatimundis, ferrets, monkeys, snakes, prairie dogs, minks and farm animals are not allowed. Pets must be registered with the JBLM Veterinary Treatment Facility and the Property Management Office within 10 calendar days of occupancy of on-base housing or when a current housing occupant acquires a new pet.
Pet immunizations and micro chipping are available by appointment only. The facility is open Monday- Thursday from hours and on Friday from hours and can be reached at or through their website. Information is available at http: UH is a personal residence and we strive to provide a modern, functional, well maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignity.
UH is provided for unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each Airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. Room arrangements may vary depending on location Unaccompanied Airmen in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above will move into housing in the local community.
Please refer to the Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing. The Main Campus includes Buildings , , , and The North Campus includes Buildings and These members are highly motivated personnel dedicated to ensuring that residents receive quality service. Assignment Procedures As soon as you are notified of your assignment, contact your gaining unit and request to be assigned a sponsor.
Your sponsor will be another military member assigned to your unit and will assist with your move. The sponsor or gaining unit must then contact the UH Management Office to notify them of your impending arrival date and work to secure you a dormitory room. Unit Integrity In most cases, you will be assigned a room in an area of the dormitory set aside for the personnel who work in your unit. This is to promote camaraderie among squadron members.
If a room is not available near other members of your unit, you may be assigned a temporary room until one with your unit becomes available. Planning Your Move Prior to travel, arrange to meet your sponsor or someone from your unit upon arrival at the gaining installation.
If you arrive on a business day during normal duty hours, have your sponsor escort you to the UH Management Office. An ADL or a civilian Dorm Manager will take you through the process of checking you into your room and performing a move-in inspection and inventory of the allotted furnishings and supplies. If you arrive on the weekend or after normal duty hours, have your sponsor make arrangements to pick up your room key from the UH Management Office or acquire a hospitality room for you until you can meet with an ADL or Dorm Manager.
If you obtain your room key outside of normal duty hours, it is still a mandatory requirement to report to the UH Management Office the next duty day for in-processing. In case of emergency during your trip to JBLM, contact your sponsor, unit first sergeant or commander.
Resident Responsibilities You will be expected to keep your room and any shared living space clean and tidy. Cleaning supplies and equipment can be provided to you free of charge. You will also be accountable for your room and the furnishings provided. Residents may be held liable for any damages beyond normal fair wear and tear. Inspection Program The Installation Commander establishes a base-wide UH inspection program focused on health and safety. Squadron Commanders and unit First Sergeants implement the inspection program and visit rooms to ensure that all residents from their squadron comply with installation standards.
Bay Orderly Program UH residents are expected to assist in the cleaning and upkeep of common areas and shared facilities of their "home. Dormitory Councils The Airmen Dormitory Council is the forum by which residents of an individual dormitory or group of dormitories address concerns about their living environment with a panel of their peers. The purpose of the council is to establish standards for all residents, present solutions for problem areas, establish positive recreational activities and identify facility and furnishing improvements.
Participation at your location is a chance to be involved in shaping your living environment and provides an opportunity for personal growth and development in the areas of leadership and personal relationships.
Termination It is mandatory for unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service to reside in UH. An E-4 residing in UH reaching 3 years of service may be authorized to move out of UH and into local community housing. Contact the UH Management Office for procedures you must follow to clear your room. In certain circumstances, such as to make space available for more junior Airmen, you may be authorized to move out of UH before reaching E-4 with greater than 3 years of service.
The most senior Airmen are released first. Space Available Rooms When there is an excess of dormitory rooms, personnel in the ranks of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above may be eligible to reside in UH on a space available basis. Contact the UH Management Office to inquire about availability.
Although moving is sometimes stressful, it can also be an exciting opportunity to live off base and experience a new location. The HMO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community. The government housing team will provide you the latest information on the local housing situation and offer complete referral services and relocation assistance to make sure you find a quality place to live. Support services range from helping members understand their lease agreements and the necessity for a military release clause to assisting in resident and landlord dispute resolution, among many others.
The HMO partners with landlords, realtors and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market. The HMO also monitors housing units offered for rent to the military community. The HMO and local landlords enter into agreements to offer service members special rental benefits above what other tenants receive.
Typical benefits might include a waiver of security and utility deposits, no credit checks or application fees, a discount on market rental rates and immediate access to housing. Community Housing Units The HMO keeps a list of available apartments and houses for sale or rent and also maintains a current listing of realty companies that do not charge a fee for their property listings.
For more information about the workshops, call or ClickHere to send an email to the Housing Management Office. For information about the housing allowances that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance. Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the HMO for more information about coverage. Lewis-McChord Local Community School Information For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live.
School districts vary based on housing location. The following school districts service communities within commuting distance of JBLM: