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    Fort Lewis, WA 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. 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. 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. 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 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

    You can choose to rent off post if you wish. Check our database for available single-family homes. Own a new home minutes from Ft. Lewis. Apartments for Rent around the Fort Lewis area.

    Cities around JBLM (Purchase a home) There are plentiful housing opportunities off post for those looking to get into a new 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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    Fort Lewis is located near Tacoma, Washington, and was merged with McChord Air Force Base in 2010 to become Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The mission of the base is to provide support to mission commanders and the joint base community as they train America's combat troops. Units on the Army side of post include the I Corps and the 7th Infantry Division. 

    Joint Base Lewis McChord has over 5,000 housing units that are divided into eleven different areas. The minimum of two bedrooms are offered to ranks E-1 through E-3 and E-6. Wait times may vary for on post housing.