ARRIVING AT THE INSTALLATION
All customers are required to report to the Housing Service Office at 4514 Stuart St. before making any housing arrangements. Customers will be provided information on “off-limits areas,” the Utility Deposit Waiver Program, community info, etc. Feel free to call the HSO at 803-751-5788/7567/7537 or visit during office hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office typically has limited staffing on training holidays.
In accordance with AR 600-8-10, Leaves and Passes, 15 Feb 06 and AR 420-1, Facilities Management, service members may be authorized 10 days permissive TDY for house hunting when en route to the gaining installation.
The DA Form 31 or DA Form 4187 requesting PTDY must be approved by a lieutenant colonel or above. The service member is required to report to the HSO upon arrival to the gaining installation to have the forms validated prior to signing a lease. Failure to do so will result in being charged leave for the entire period. If the service member did not receive PTDY from his or her losing unit, it can be requested from the gaining unit. All requests are subject to command approval.
Fort Jackson Family Homes has been professionally managed by Balfour Beatty Communities since 2008. Fort Jackson has 850 housing units for service members, retirees, DOD employees and their families.
The entire inventory is divided into nine areas — seven for enlisted families and two for officers’ families. Although all homes are unfurnished, they are equipped with central heating and air conditioning, refrigerators, dishwashers and electric ranges.
Fort Jackson Family Homes is also responsible for all landscaping within the on-post housing areas (with a few exceptions). For families living on post, BBC’s LifeWorks Program hosts free weekly events, typically at the community center. The community center is at 520 Brown Ave. Community representatives can be reached at 803-738-8275. For more information, visit Fort Jackson Family Homes’ website at www.fortjacksonfamilyhomes.com.
APPLYING FOR ON-POST HOUSING
Service members interested in residing on post can begin the process as soon as they receive PSC orders to Fort Jackson. Active-duty service members who are interested in living on post can visit Fort Jackson Family Homes’ website at www.fortjacksonfamilyhomes.com to get their application started by submitting a guest card.
Fort Jackson Family Homes is a residential community offering a wide variety of rental homes in single-family, townhome and duplex styles to active-duty Army families assigned to Fort Jackson. Move-in ready rental homes at Fort Jackson are available in two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom floor plans in walkable, pet-friendly neighborhoods featuring extensive amenities including playgrounds and picnic areas, basketball courts, tennis courts and a fitness center.
Applicants must apply for housing within 30 days of arrival to receive an eligibility date of the “date departed last permanent duty station” or they will be placed on a waiting list with an effective date of application. This date determines placement on the housing waiting list.
Your rent at Fort Jackson Family Homes includes a utilities allowance, landscaping, and curbside garbage and limited recycling pickup. Management office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
HOUSING SERVICES OFFICE
The HSO is at 4514 Stuart St. at the intersection of Strom Thurmond Boulevard and Marion Avenue. You are required to report to the HSO prior to making any commitments for renting, leasing or purchasing any housing. If on-post housing is unavailable or you wish to reside off post, the HSO staff will assist you in locating quality housing off the installation and provide individual counseling that is catered to your specific needs, such as lease reviews, landlord-tenant disputes, military clause issues, etc. Call the HSO at 803-751-5788/7567/7537 or visit during office hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There typically is limited staffing on training holidays.
PERMANENT PARTY UNACCOMPANIED PERSONNEL HOUSING
THE FREDDIE STOWERS’ SINGLE SOLDIER COMPLEX
All single (unaccompanied) permanent party Soldiers E-1 through E-5 entitled to BAH at the without-dependent rate are required to live in the Freddie Stowers’ Complex. Exceptions to this policy can be granted only by the garrison commander or his or her designee.
A request for approval must be prepared on DA Form 4187 (personnel action form) and processed through the service member’s entire chain of command (brigade commander). Once signed by the service member’s chain of command, the request must be submitted to the housing chief for processing. The garrison commander is the only person who may authorize a single service member to live off post and receive BAH. The approval or disapproval from the garrison commander will be returned through the chain of command. Pets and household goods are not considered justifications to reside off post.
There are eight barracks buildings, all of which are designed in the one-plus-one style and can house noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted service members. This means that two junior enlisted service members of the same gender each have a private bedroom but share a connecting kitchenette and bathroom. NCOs are given the entire suite, with one of the bedrooms set up as a living room. Sleeping rooms are furnished with a single bed, a nightstand, a lamp, under-bed storage, a desk, a chair and an entertainment center. The living rooms are furnished with a sofa, a chair or recliner, a coffee table, an end table and a small dining table with two chairs. Each kitchenette is equipped with a 10.3-cubic-foot refrigerator and microwave. The rooms are prewired for cable and telephone, which can be purchased from the service provider of your choosing.