On-Base Family Housing/Equity Residential

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family Housing

About JB Lewis-McChord Family Housing

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has taken great steps towards providing Service Members and their families with the quality housing they deserve.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family Housing participates in the Residential Communities Initiative program conducted by the Department of Army. The Army has chosen a management and development partner (Equity Residential 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 approximately 5,000 family housing units in 22 communities, each equipped with a stove and refrigerator, dishwasher and/or disposal, and washer/dryer hook-up. Many of the units have either a carport or garage.  Home type pictures and floor plans can be viewed at www.jblmc.com

Residing in on-base housing is voluntary, not mandatory, except for personnel assigned to key and essential positions, as designated by the Installation Commander. All Service Members with a family housing requirement are eligible to apply for on-base housing. All Service Members assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord must attend a government Housing Services Office (HSO) Briefing. The briefings are held every weekday from 0830-0910 in Bldg 2120, Liggett Ave

Eligible Service Members wishing to apply for on-base housing may do so upon arrival to Joint Base Lewis-McChord By visiting building 5128 Pendleton Ave. Service Members will be required to choose one of the housing communities at the time of application. Service Members are placed on the waiting list for on-base housing based on their rank, bedroom requirement and communities chosen. Service Members are responsible for keeping the Equity Residential Leasing Center 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 Equity Residential Leasing Center. Service Members are required to attend a fire safety briefing within the first 30 days of occupancy of on-base family housing.

Service Member's quality of life at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is first priority. The goal is to continue the many military traditions that have been established, and to make Service Members feel at home.

POC & Location

Equity Residential:
Leasing Center: (253) 912-2112
Call Center: (253) 912-2150
Maintenance: (253) 912-3500
FAX - (253) 912- 2151
Office: Bldg 5128, Pendleton Ave, Lewis Main

RCI (Government Oversight Office):
Phone: (253) 982-1871

Equity Residential Schedule

Daily Schedule ...

  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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