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Re: Army Side Housing Info
Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord is taking great steps toward providing Soldiers, Airmen and their families the high quality housing they deserve.
Fort Lewis Family Housing is participating in the Residential Communities Initiative program being conducted by the Department of Army. The Army has chosen a management and development partner (Equity Residential Properties, teamed with Lincoln Property Company) from the private sector to manage the family housing communities, to build new housing, renovate existing housing and demolish and rebuild existing housing in other areas.There are 3801 family units at Joint Base Lewis, each equipped with a stove and refrigerator, and in some areas, with a dishwasher and/or disposal, and washer/dryer hook-up. Many of the units have either a carport or garage. Joint Base Lewis quarters are all located within 13 housing communities.
Residing in on-post housing is voluntary, not mandatory, except for personnel assigned to key and essential positions, as designated by the Installation Commander. All Soldiers with a family housing requirement are entitled to apply for on-post housing. All Soldiers assigned to Joint Base Lewis must attend a Housing Briefing. The briefings are held every weekday at 9:00 a.m. in the Housing Office. Eligible Soldiers wishing to apply for on-post housing will fill out an application at the briefing. Soldiers will be required to choose one of the housing communities at the time of application. Soldiers are placed on the waiting list for on-post housing based on their rank, bedroom requirement and communities chosen. Soldiers are responsible for keeping the Housing Office informed of changes in eligibility status, unit, duty and home phone numbers. The waiting lists are updated weekly and can be checked by visiting the Housing Office. Soldiers are required to attend a fire safety briefing prior to being assigned on-post housing.
Soldier's quality of life at Joint Base Lewis is first priority. The goal is to continue the many military traditions that have been established, and to make Soldiers feel at home.
Re: Air Force Side of Housing
Mcchord Family Housing Office- Bldg 552 m-f 7:30 - 4:30 (253) 912-2150
Dormitories ( Single Airmen ) Bldg 566 m-f 7:30 - 4:30
Community Housing m-f 7:30 - 4:30
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MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- With effects of housing privatization already visible here, base officials are pleased with the progress and excited about what the future holds for the quality of life for families living on base.
"You can already see by the fencing around Cascade Village that things are starting to move forward," said Col. Jeffrey Stephenson, 62nd Airlift Wing commander. "In the next few months there will be much more activity as this partnership progresses."
Equity Residential, McChord's housing privatization partner, has already negotiated new leases with nearly 600 families and say many are looking at the project with excitement and anticipation.
"We really want to just build and expand on the real sense of community that is already here," said Cindy Mills, a senior neighborhood manager with Equity.
Improved, connected walking trails throughout the neighborhoods, a new community center and updated housing are things Equity officials hope will further add to the appeal of living on base, said Equity neighborhood manager Tracy Wilkinson.
"Those amenities are something the Air Force might not have been able to provide in the project timetable we're dealing with," Ms. Wilkinson said.
Initial construction projections for 2009 include 38 new homes being built, 54 undergoing major renovations, 141 undergoing renovations and completion of the community center.
Equity's ability to use its line of credit to secure funding, thereby speeding up the construction process, is something the company believes will produce tangible project results in a short amount of time, she said.
It all translates into a good situation for those living on base, Colonel Stephenson said.
"Airmen and their families will enjoy the new amenities of housing privatization and have the benefit of living in a community of neighbors with a common sense of culture, shared values and security," said Colonel Stephenson. "Other benefits include the convenience of support facilities and organizations nearby, the formal and informal family support networks critical during deployments, and elimination of a costly commute from off-base saving time, fuel, and money." Article Credit – Tyler Hemstreet Staff Writer mcchord.af.mil-news