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Charleston Naval Weapons Station DormitoriesJoint Base Charleston (JB CHS) 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.

Upon arrival, service members assigned to JB CHS-Air Base should report to the JB CHS-Air Base Housing Management Office and service members assigned to JB CHS-Weapons Station should report to the JB CHS-Weapons Station Housing Management Office. This visit is necessary to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing. 

tabJB CHS-Air Base Contact Information 
JB CHS-Air Base Housing Management Office
Phone  (843) 963-3858
Fax  (843) 963-3866
Address  101 North Davis Drive
 Joint Base Charleston, SC
Hours of Operation  M-F - 7:30am - 4:00pm

JB CHS-Air Base Privatized Housing
 Forest City Property Management
Phone  (843) 552-0600
Address  1501 Touhey Blvd.  
 Joint Base Charleston, SC 
Hours of
 M-F - 9:00am - 6:00pm

JB CHS-Air Base Unaccompanied Housing
Phone  (843) 963-7255
 DSN 673-7299
Fax  (843) 963-3866
 DSN 673-3866
Address  312 Arthur Dr
Bldg 464, Rm 121;
Joint Base Charleston, SC 
Hours of
 M-F - 7:30am - 4:30pm

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JB CHS-Weapons Station
Housing Management Office
Phone  (843) 794-7265
 (800) 362-2399
Fax  (843) 794-7285
Address JB CHS-NWS Housing
2316 Red Bank Road, Ste 100
Goose Creek, SC 29445-8601
Hours of Operation  M-F - 8:00am - 5:00pm

JB CHS-Weapons Station Privatized Housing
 Balfour Beatty Property Management
Phone  (843) 797-5631
Fax  (843) 797-5641
 Email the Management Office
Address 2316 Red Bank Road, Ste 100
Goose Creek, SC 29445-8601 
Hours of
 M-F - 8:00am - 5:00pm

JB CHS-Weapons Station
Unaccompanied Personnel Housing
Phone  (843) 794-7646
 DSN: 794-7646
Fax  (843) 794-7608
 DSN 794-7608
Address 1 Mahan Circle, Building 1484 Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station
Goose Creek, SC 29445-8601E
Hours of
 M-F - 7:00am - 4:30pm
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tabHousing Options at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base 
Privatized Housing Unaccompanied Housing Housing in the Local Community

Privatized Housing
At Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, military family housing is privatized. Forest City manages and operates family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. 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 Forest City.

For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, visit the Forest City website. The website provides information you need to know about the homes and amenities available in the privatized housing community.

Applying for Privatized Housing
Contact the HMO as soon as you know you are moving to Joint Base Charleston. The government housing team will provide you the latest information about privatized housing and details about the application process. The HMO will also update you on any base specific policies regarding residing in privatized housing.

Community Amenities
Privatized housing is comparable to housing in the local community and provides a wide variety of amenities and support services, such as:
- Walking trails
- Playgrounds
- Base pool

As a resident of privatized housing, contact the Forest City Property Management Office to obtain more specific information on the services available at your location.

Paying Rent for Privatized Housing
Similar to living in the local community, you will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease includes a military clause and a lease termination clause. You pay your monthly rent by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the Property Manager. If your move occurs prior to the allotment start date, then you will need to pay the pro-rated rent directly to the Property Manager. The Tenant Lease Agreement spells out all relevant rent payment terms and conditions.

Gas and Electric Utilities
At this time, homes in the Forest City community are not metered and your rent will include these utility costs, up to your full BAH amount. For more information about your utilities, contact the Property Management Office.

Personal Property Insurance
You need to obtain legal liability and personal property insurance for your possessions and should choose the options and amounts that best fit your needs and lifestyle. Before purchasing your insurance, please consult the Property Management Office for more information about coverage.

School Information
For families, we understand that where your children attend school plays a large factor in the decision of where to live. The Charleston area includes schools located in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. Parents of school-age children are encouraged to research schools prior to signing leases for housing.

Schools Adjacent to Base: 
Hunley Park Elementary School
1000 Michigan Avenue
N. Charleston, SC 29404-2020
(843) 767-5914

­Lambs Elementary School
6800 Dorchester Road
N. Charleston, SC 29418-3736
(843) 767-5900

Zucker Middle School
6401 Dorchester Avenue
N Charleston, SC 29418

North Charleston High School
1087 E. Montague Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

RB Stall High School 
3625 Ashley Phosphate
Charleston, SC 29418

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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?

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

Does rent in privatized housing include utilities?

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