The Military Housing Office (MHO) is here to assist you and your family find the right home for your needs. On-base housing at MCAS Beaufort is privatized, known as PPV (Public Private Venture). Our partnership with Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Tri-Command (AMCC) provides housing for active-duty service members and their families, active-duty bachelors (roommates and geographic bachelors), DoD civilians and military retirees assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Beaufort Naval Hospital. AMCC at Tri-Command is creating neighborhoods that strengthen the quality of life for military families stationed at MCAS Beaufort.
You can contact the MHO by, phone, fax or email.
You can apply for housing in person at Building 1140, Beaufort, SC (located in the same parking lot as the Mess Hall). Advance application can be faxed or emailed. Please ensure a good phone number and email address is included where the MHO can contact you to discuss your application. Civilians can access the required forms by clicking here. Active duty can access the required forms by clicking here.
Barracks Residents Survey Now Open - January 2022
The Marine Corps is asking residents of unaccompanied housing for feedback on housing conditions, property management and customer services provided to you by the installation. Residents are encouraged to take a short, ten-minute survey at the following link: https://tss.rdniehaus.com/accompanied or visit https://usmc.rdniehaus.com for more information. All responses are anonymous and will be kept confidential. Completing the survey will help the Marine Corps improve the housing services provided to you.
Third Party Inspections of all PPV Housing Starting in January 2022
In accordance with the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act requiring third party inspections of 100% of all PPV Housing units to assess their habitability and structural integrity, NAVFAC has contracted with J-HDR JV to perform the inspections of 13,857 PPV homes.
J-HDR JV will start the inspection process of Laurel Bay homes January 18, 2022 and are scheduled to finish end of September 2022.
Click below for information on the homes that will be inspected January 18 - 28, 2022, the Inspection Letter Notification, and the list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Homes to be inspected
Frequently Asked Questions
The Military Housing Office will also hand deliver these documents each month to the residents in each grouping of homes scheduled to be inspected the following month.
For more information on the Laurel Bay public health review, please click on the following link.
Pets - Marine Corps Order P11000.22 Ch 6 pertains to pets and should be reviewed by everyone wanting to live in on-base housing. All residents who live or plan to live in on-base housing must abide by the order. The order identifies restricted breed pets and the criteria all pets must meet prior to being authorized to move into on-base housing. A copy of the section pertaining to pets can be viewed by clicking on the attached link.
Utilities – In 1998, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) set forth the policy for the payment of utilities in Public Private Venture (PPV) housing to encourage energy efficiency in privatized housing units. The Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) represents the Navy’s next step in establishing an energy conservation program in PPV housing consistent with OSD policy. The RECP is designed to set a reasonable range for normal electricity consumption in PPV housing units for the style home they are living. Residents whose electricity consumption falls within the 10% above and 10% below the normal electricity usage will not pay any out of pocket expense. The program requires residents to pay the difference for electrical consumption that is more than 10 percent above the average usage. Residents whose electrical consumption falls below the 10% normal electricity range will receive a rebate of the difference. You can view the Fact Sheet for RECP which includes frequently asked questions. RECP FACT SHEETS
Waiting Lists – At present most categories are available for immediate occupancy. When the need for a waitlist is determined, the wait list will be posted within the Military Housing Office along with wait times.
Laurel Bay Schools information can be found at http://www.dodea.edu/Americas/schools-by-area.cfm
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) – Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory (MCO P1754A). The program is designed to provide assistance to service personnel with a family member who has special needs before, during and after relocation due to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. Disabilities may range from mild to severe. Family support group and newsletter offered. It is encouraged for you to contact the EFMP coordinator as early as possible to ensure your needs are identified and considered prior to arrival. The link to the EFMP is http://www.mccs-sc.com/mil-fam/efmp/index.shtml
Off-base housing is available for just about any style or taste you may have. The area is full of local charm, historical sites and various festivals and events the whole family can enjoy. You can visit www.beaufortonline.com for additional information on Beaufort and the surrounding area. Off-base housing units consist of duplexes, apartment complexes, single family homes and townhomes. Price and amenities vary by location. If you are interested in off-base housing, you can utilize Homes.mil at www.homes.mil . You will need to register in order to view listings. The Military Housing Office is available to assist you with registration and teach you how to navigate the site. You will find a variety of housing options which includes amenities, property descriptions pictures of the home, maps, links to schools and contact information. Most landlords require a 1 year lease and will not allow you to break a lease to accept privatized housing. Make sure the lease does have a Military Clause which will allow you to break a lease for PCS Orders out of the area. You should speak with a MHO Referral Specialist prior to signing a lease. Their expertise may be beneficial to you when seeking off base housing.
Renter’s insurance is advised for all personnel regardless if you rent in the local community or if you are a Resident with AMCC at Tri-Command Communities. Most landlords and property owners cover only structural damages and not personal belongings owned by the tenant. AMCC at Tri-Command has a limited renter’s insurance policy for all on-base residents. You will need to read the policy to see what is covered.
The Basic Allowance for Housing is based on location, rank and dependents. The link for BAH is http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/perdiem/bah.html