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Shaw Family Housing Front YardThe 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 Shaw AFB, you must visit the HMO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

tabContact Information 
Housing Management Office
Phone  (803) 895-1207
Fax  (803) 895-2428
Email 20ces.Housing@shaw.af.mil
Address  369 Rhodes Avenue
 Shaw AFB, SC 29152 
Hours of Operation  M-F - 8:00am - 4:00pm (ET)

Privatized Housing
 Forest City Military Communities
Phone  (803) 499-3074
Email  LiveFCShawAFB@forestcity.net
Address  369 Rhodes Avenue
 Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Hours of
Operation
 M-F - 7:00am - 6:00pm
Website: www.FCShawAFB.com

Unaccompanied Housing
Phone  (803) 895-5627
 DSN 965-5627
Email shawafbdormitorymanagers@shaw.af.mil
Address  310 Fordyce Street
 Shaw AFB, SC 29152 
Hours of
Operation
 M,W,F - 8:30am - 4:30pm
 T, Th - 7:30 - 4:30pm
 (ET)

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tabHousing Options at Shaw AFB 
Privatized Housing Unaccompanied Housing Housing in the Local Community

Privatized Housing
At Shaw AFB, military family housing is privatized. Forest City owns the 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 Shaw AFB 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 Shaw AFB. 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.

Community features such as playgrounds, picnic areas, dog park, planned social activities, and walking trails are just some of the amenities you will find at Forest City.

As a resident of privatized housing, contact the 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.

Beginning in the Fall of 2011, the first phase to construct 630 new homes will begin.

Gas and Electric Utilities
At this location, homes in the community are not metered and your rent will include these utility costs, up to your full BAH amount. For more information about your utilities, please 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.

Forest City provides renters with insurance coverage through Alliant. The coverage includes $20,000 personal property and $100,000 liability coverage with a $250 deductible.

School Information
Sumter School District offices are located at:
1345 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 469-6900 Fax: (803) 469-3769

The schools for residents of privatized housing are:
Oakland Primary, PK - 1 - (803) 499-3366
Shaw Heights, Grades 2-3 - (803) 666-2335
High Hills Elementary, Grades 4-5 - (803) 499-3327
Ebenezer Middle School, Grades 6-8 - (803) 469-8571
Hillcrest Middle School, Grades 6-8 - (803) 499-3341
Crestwood High School, Grades 9-12 - (803) 469-6200

The elementary schools are within walking distance.

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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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