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Privatized Housing

At JB MDL, military family housing is privatized with United Communities at McGuire Dix and Balfour Beatty Communities at Lakehurst. Privatized housing at Lakehurst is managed in partnership with the Department of the Navy. For information about the privatized housing community at Lakehurst, visit the Balfour Beatty Communities website found under the Important Links section of this page.

At McGuire-Dix, United Communities 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 United Communities.

For comprehensive information about the privatized housing community at McGuire-Dix, visit the United Communities 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 MHO as soon as you know you are moving to JB MDL. The government housing team will provide you the latest information about privatized housing and details about the application process. The MHO 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 two community centers, playgrounds/tot lots, walking trails and swimming pools are just some of the amenities you will find at United Communities. 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

Unlike most rental properties in the local area, you will sign a tenant month-to-month lease agreement. 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 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.

School Information

See the United Communities website for information on the school district selection policy. Policy changes were implemented in August of 2011.

Housing located on McGuire:
(Falcon Courts East, Falcon Courts North and Starlifter) are located in the North Hanover and Northern Burlington School District.

  • Discovery Elementary School - Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • Atlantis School - 1st and 2nd Grade
  • Columbia School - 3rd and 4th Grade
  • Upper Elementary School - 5th and 6th Grade
  • Northern Burlington High School - 9th through 12th Grade

Housing located on Dix:
(Garden Terrance, Laurel Hills, Holly Crest and Grove Park) are located in the Pemberton School District.

  • Fort Dix Elementary School - Preschool through 4th Grade
  • Isaiah Haines School - 5th and 6th Grade
  • Marcus Newcomb Elementary School - 5th and 6th Grade
  • Helen A. Fort Middle School - 7th and 8th Grade
  • Pemberton Township High School - 9th through 12th Grade

Unaccompanied Housing

At Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) we strive to create an inclusive environment that cultivates the development and training of Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Soldiers. The Air Force recognizes that the management of Unaccompanied Housing (UH) facilities is critical to a service's members development process. UH is a personal residence and we strive to provide a modern, functional, well maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignity. The JB MDL UH Office manages sites both at McGuire and Lakehurst.

UH is provided for unaccompanied personnel in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service for Air Force. Navy personnel will generally follow the Air Force rules but must check with their unit on the correct procedures. Army and Navy in the ranks of E-5 and below must reside in the dorms in accordance with their regulation. Each member is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on location)

Unaccompanied Airmen and Sailors in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above will move into housing in the local community. Marines and Soldiers must be in the rank of E-6 and above. Please refer to the Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing.

The permanent party UH campus at JB MDL consists of three styles of dormitories. First we have our older dormitories that were constructed for two Airmen per room that range from 180-200 SF and share a bathroom (majority are interior hallways with an exception of one exterior). The second styles of dormitories were constructed for one Airman per room that are 135 SF and share a bathroom and kitchenette with exterior entrances. On Lakehurst, the dormitory is constructed for one person per room with a private bathroom.


Amenities include full sized bed, desk and chair, dresser, lounge chair (in some rooms), wardrobes/closet, lamp, refrigerator and microwave. Kitchenettes have full sized stove, refrigerator and café table and chairs.

Some restrictions noted at JB MDL include fish only for pets and no smoking in rooms.

Base Specific Policy

During your orientation, the ADL or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies.

UH Management Office Staff

The UH Management Office is staffed with professionals that can assist with all of your housing needs. The staff on McGuire consists of the UH Manager, one TSgt (NCOIC) and two SSgts. On Lakehurst the staff consists of one Chief (NCOIC) and three Petty Officers. The assigned military are Airman Dormitory Leaders (ADL). These members are highly motivated personnel dedicated to ensuring that residents receive quality service. ADLs will provide you guidance and advice on UH life as well as mentor you on succeeding in your branch of service.

Assignment Procedures

As soon as you are notified of your assignment, contact your gaining unit and request to be assigned a sponsor. Your sponsor will be another military member assigned to your unit and will assist with your move. The sponsor or gaining unit must then contact the UH Management Office to notify them of your impending arrival date and work to secure you a dormitory room.

Unit Integrity

In most cases, you will be assigned a room in an area of the dormitory set aside for the personnel who work in your unit. This is to promote camaraderie among squadron members. If a room is not available near other members of your unit, you may be assigned a temporary room until one with your unit becomes available.

Planning Your Move

Prior to travel, arrange to meet your sponsor or someone from your unit upon arrival at the gaining installation. If you arrive on a business day during normal duty hours, have your sponsor escort you to the UH Management Office. An ADL or a civilian Dorm Manager will take you through the process of checking you into your room and performing a move-in inspection and inventory of the allotted furnishings and supplies.

If you arrive on the weekend or after normal duty hours, have your sponsor make arrangements to pick up your room key from the UH Management Office or acquire a hospitality room for you until you can meet with an ADL or Dorm Manager. If you obtain your room key outside of normal duty hours, it is still a mandatory requirement to report to the UH Management Office the next duty day for in-processing.

Please provide a copy of your orders to your sponsor at least three duty days prior to your arrival so he can notify the UH Management Office of your exact arrival date. This is very important for planning purposes of making sure there is a room available for you in your squadron dormitory upon your arrival.

Resident Responsibilities

You will be expected to keep your room and any shared living space clean and tidy. Cleaning supplies and equipment can be provided to you free of charge. You will also be accountable for your room and the furnishings provided. Residents may be held liable for any damages beyond normal fair wear and tear.

See your ADL or UH Management Office representative if you have any questions about your resident responsibilities. The Unaccompanied Housing Pamphlet provided to you upon assignment to your room is also a great reference for frequently asked questions.

Inspection Program

The Joint Base Installation Commander has established a monthly UH inspection program focused on health and safety. Squadron Commanders and unit First Sergeants implement the inspection program and visit rooms to ensure that all residents from their squadron comply with installation standards.

Bay Orderly Program

UH residents are expected to assist in the cleaning and upkeep of common areas and shared facilities of their "home." You will periodically be detailed to perform essential cleaning and minor maintenance around the UH campus.

Dormitory Councils

The Airmen Dormitory Council (to include Navy dorms) is the forum by which residents of an individual dormitory or group of dormitories address concerns about their living environment with a panel of their peers. The purpose of the council is to establish standards for all residents, present solutions for problem areas, establish positive recreational activities and identify facility and furnishing improvements. Participation at your location is a chance to be involved in shaping your living environment and provides an opportunity for personal growth and development in the areas of leadership and personal relationships. Ask your ADL or UH Management Office representative about how you can get involved.


It is mandatory for unaccompanied members in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service to reside in UH. An E-4 residing in UH reaching 3 years of service may be authorized to move out of UH and into local community housing. Contact the UH Management Office for procedures you must follow to clear your room. In certain circumstances, such as to make space available for more junior Airmen, you may be authorized to move out of UH before reaching E-4 with greater than 3 years of service. The most senior Airmen are released first. Your ADL or UH Management Office representative will advise residents when early release is necessary.

Community Housing

Housing in the Local Community

The Military Housing Office (MHO) 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 MHO will assist you every step of the way to help you find your new home in the local community.

Housing Services

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

Community Housing Units

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is located in Burlington County, New Jersey - the Garden State! The median home price in this area is $200,000. The average monthly rent for a 2Bdr is $1100; a 3Bdr is $1600; a 4Bdr is $2,100. Many families that reside in the local community are active duty and retired military members.

Whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city or the peacefulness of the beach, JB MDL has something for you. Centrally located within an hour of Pennsylvania, New York and the Jersey Shore there is always something to do!

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 MHO 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.

You can visit State Department of Education website for information about schools in the Burlington County area.

Military Housing Office

Phone (609) 754-3662
DSN 650-3662
Fax (609) 754-3576
DSN 650-3576
Email 787CES.GHO.Support@us.af.mil
Address 3700 Circle Drive
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641
Hours M-F - 7:30am - 4:15pm (EST)

Privatized Housing

Phone (609) 723-4290
Fax (609) 723-4298
Email contact@mcguiredixuc.com
Address 3700 Circle Drive
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641
Hours M-F - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - 10:00am - 4:00pm (EST)
Website www.mcguiredixuc.com

Unaccompanied Housing

Phone (609) 754-5498
DSN 650-5498
Fax (609) 754-5514
Email 87CES/DormitoryManagement@us.af.mil
Address Dorm 2616, Room 110
Tuskegee Airman Avenue, NJ 08641
Hours M-F - 7:30am - 4:15pm (EST)

Military Housing Office

Phone (732) 323-2370
DSN 624-2370
Fax (732) 323-1415
DSN 624-1415
Address Bldg 483 Walsh Drive
JB MDL,NJ 08733
Hours M-F - 7:30am - 4:15pm (EST)

Privatized Housing

Phone (732) 408-1651
Fax (732) 408-0647
Address 1053 Pine Hurst Estates
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Hours M-F - 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)
Website M-F - 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)

Unaccompanied Housing

Phone (732) 323-1268
DSN 624-1268
Fax (609) 754-5514
Email 87CES/DormitoryManagement@us.af.mil
Address Building 481, Highway 547
JB MDL, NJ 08733
Hours M-F - 7:30am - 4:15pm (EST)