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Welcome to Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Housing

Fort Sam Houston HousingThe Housing Management Office (HMO) is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you.

When you arrive at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH), you must visit the HMO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

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tabContact Information 
Housing Referral Services Office
Phone  (210) 295-8539
 (210) 295-8564
 (210) 295-8569
 (210) 295-8635
 DSN 471
Fax  (210) 295-8636
Address  2490 Stanley Road
 Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Hours of Operation  M-F - 0730-1600 (CST)
Closed on Holidays

Privatized Housing
 Lincoln Military Housing
Phone  (210) 270-7638
Fax  (210) 270-7699
Address  2739 Dickman Road
 Building 407
 Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Hours of
 M-F - 0800-1700(CST)

Unaccompanied Housing
Phone  Brenner Barracks:
 (210) 221-0190/2087
 Okubo Barracks:
 (210) 916-1134/1156
 NCO Barracks:
 (210) 221-2087
Address  2250 Engineer Street, Suite 7 
 Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Hours of
 Brenner Barracks:
 M-F - 0800-1600 
 Okubo Barracks:
 M-F - 0800 -1600  
 NCO Barracks:
 M-F - 0800-1600

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tabHousing Options at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston 
Privatized Housing Unaccompanied Housing Housing in the Local Community

Privatized Housing
At Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), housing on Fort Sam Houston is privatized. The privatization of Fort Sam Houston housing took effect on March 1, 2005. The partnership, between the Department of the Army and Lincoln Military Housing (LMH), is Fort Sam Houston Family Housing, LP (FSHFH). The housing inventory consists of 925 homes in 8 villages (440 acres). The on-post housing is managed by LMH. LMH accepts and processes Service Members application for and assigns on-post housing, maintains the wait list, processes work orders, and conducts resident activities. LMH operates from the Community Centers.

The Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Office provides oversight to LMH and processes all requests for priority on-post family housing for medical needs. Service Members may request priority housing placement based on their medical status or their family's EFMP status. The RCI Office is located in Bldg 407 Dickman Road, Room 229. The RCI Housing Asset Manager can be reached at 221-0948 or RCI Housing Management at 221-2250.

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 Lincoln Military Housing. For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community homes and amenities available at the JBSA-FSH housing communities, visit the LMH website.

Applying for Privatized Housing
Contact LMH as soon as you know you are moving to JBSA-FSH. The LMH housing team will provide you the latest information about privatized housing and details about the application process. LMH will also update you on any base specific policies regarding privatized housing. You may visit the LMH website, click the tab "How to Apply" for housing application forms and additional required documentation. You may send all documents via email to

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 the conversion of the existing historic Officer's Club to a 13,860-square-foot Resident's Center and 6,120 square feet of office space for the Partnership. In addition, 2 village resident centers at Watkins Terrace and Harris Heights, pools at each resident center, walking and running trails, 18 tot lots, and sport courts throughout the housing villages.

LMH provides lawn maintenance i.e. mowing, pruning and edging to all unfenced areas and shrub and tree pruning twice a year in housing. LMH also provides a comprehensive interior and exterior pest control program to every home. As part of the Preventative Maintenance Program, each home will be assessed quarterly for routine maintenance items such as replacement of air filters and mechanical inspections.

LMH Property Management and LMH Maintenance Operations staffs meet your needs on a daily basis with 24-hour, seven-days-a-week emergency maintenance response. Requests may be submitted in person, by telephone or online. All emergency service requests are responded to within one hour from receipt of a call after business hours and 30 minutes from receipt of a call during normal business hours. Routine service requests will be completed by the end of the following business day. These are just some of the amenities you will find at FSHFH.

Paying Rent for Privatized Housing
Similar to living in the local community, you will sign a tenant six-month lease agreement which automatically converts to a month-to-month once the initial six-month lease ends. Your lease includes a military clause and a lease termination clause. You pay your monthly rent which is the BAH with dependent rate by authorizing an allotment through DFAS to LMH. If your move occurs prior to the allotment start date, then you will need to pay the pro-rated rent directly to the LMH via a cashier's check or money order. The Tenant Lease Agreement spells out all relevant rent payment terms and conditions.

Gas and Electric Utilities
At JBSA-FSH, homes in the community are metered and FSHFH participates in the Resident Pay Utility Program. The Resident Pay Utility Program is mandated by Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) in a national effort to conserve energy. OSD Policy (1998) and DA Policy (2004) require residents of RCI housing to be held responsible for utilities. Intent of policies is to provide residents with an incentive to conserve energy and an incentive for RCI Partners to construct and renovated housing using energy efficient methods and material. The more energy you conserve, the more money you keep in your pocket!

The monthly utility allowance is based on the average consumption used in the actual house you live in and other similar houses of like kind and age. A third party company is provided the actual consumption for each home by City Public Service Energy (CPSE). The third party company calculates the information from CPSE and provides a bill to you that reflects the baseline, your usage, and amount owed either to you or by you to LMH. The baseline is calculated monthly in order to take into account fluctuations in weather. LMH pays for the residential water, sewer, trash, and recycle programs at JBSA-FSH. For more information about your utilities, please contact LMH.

Personal Property Insurance
LMH provides a limited renters insurance policy to protect the contents of the home and will provide limited liability protection for the resident. You are encouraged to obtain additional insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle. Before purchasing your insurance, please consult LMH for more information about coverage.

School Information
Fort Sam Houston Independent School District (FSHISD) educates the children of active military personnel. FSHISD is not a part of the DOD school system; it is an independent school district, subject to the rules and regulations of the State of Texas and the federal government. The district is located within the Fort Sam Houston Installation as such the district has the same boundaries as the installation.

See Referral and Relocation Assistance for more information on schools.

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Where can I find an application for housing?

What housing allowances am I eligible for?

Where will my children go to school at my new location?

How do I begin out-processing from housing?

What should I do to start planning my move to an overseas location?

Do I have to live in the dorms if I'm a permanent party unaccompanied Airman?

Will I get my own bedroom and bathroom if I live in Unaccompanied Housing?

I'm moving into Unaccompanied Housing and have a lot of household goods. What should I ship and what should I put into storage?

Can my significant other or guests stay with me in my dorm room?

What is housing privatization and how does it affect me?

How do I pay rent in privatized housing?

What happens when government housing becomes privatized while I am living there?

Does rent in privatized housing include utilities?

Who is eligible to live in privatized housing?

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