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Charleston Naval Weapons Station DormitoriesJoint Base Charleston (JBC) 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 JBC-Air Base should report to the JBC-Air Base Housing Management Office and service members assigned to JBC-Weapons Station should report to the JBC-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
 Hunt 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 
Privatized Housing Unaccompanied Housing Housing in the Local Community

Housing in the Local Community
The Housing Management Office (HMO) provides all DoD personnel with personalized services to assist in locating suitable housing in the local community. Although moving is sometimes stressful, it can also be an exciting opportunity to live off base and experience a new location. The HMO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.

Housing Services
Contact the HMO as soon as you know you are moving. The government housing team will provide you the latest information on the local housing situation and offer complete referral services and relocation assistance to make sure you find a quality place to live.

Support services range from helping members understand their lease agreements and the necessity for a military release clause to assisting in resident and landlord dispute resolution, among many others.

The HMO partners with landlords, realtors and property managers to make sure you receive the most current information about the local housing market. The HMO also monitors housing units offered for rent to the military community.

Rental Partnership Program
At Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, the HMO supports the Rental Partnership Program to help military members obtain adequate housing in the community. The HMO and local landlords enter into agreements to offer service members special rental benefits above what other tenants receive. Typical benefits might include a waiver of security and utility deposits, no credit checks or application fees, a discount on market rental rates and immediate access to housing. Contact the Weapons Station HMO for more information about this program.

Community Housing Units
Prior to seeking off-base housing accommodations, military members are encouraged to check in with the HMO (Building 323 on Joint Base Charleston) for a briefing and for counseling. The HMO will provide you with invaluable assistance regarding both on and off base housing availability. Off-base housing is readily available and within close proximity to the base. Charleston offers a wide variety of housing options to include apartments, houses, townhouses and condominiums.

Rental Options
Generally, rental rates are moderate to high with the average unfurnished apartment ranging from $650 for a two-bedroom to $900 for a three-bedroom. The vacancy rate in the local community averages 9%.

Purchase Options
Homes for sale are plentiful, but there is limited public transportation. Typical prices for homes range from $165,000 to $336,000 for new three and four bedroom houses.

Contact HMO for any concerns or issues you encounter (discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions/problems about off base housing). Housing Referral Assistants are available to assist you to ensure your move is an easy and pleasant experience. For information about the housing allowances that financially support your move, see Referral and Relocation Assistance.

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 HMO 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.

The following schools adjacent to or near Joint Base Charleston are listed for your information:

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

Schools within 3 miles of the base:
Midland Park Elementary School (within 1 mile)
2415 Midland Park Road
N. Charleston, SC 29418-4546
(843) 574-2183

Alice Birney Middle School
7750 Pinehurst Street
N. Charleston, SC 29420-4232
(843) 764-2212

Zucker Middle School
6401 Dorchester Ave
N Charleston, SC 29418

­Fort Dorchester High School
8500 Patriot Boulevard
N. Charleston, SC 29418-7416
(843) 760-4450

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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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