An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : News : Features : Display
NEWS | April 8, 2014

Home is where the PCS is: Base housing available to JBLE Service members

By Staff Sgt. Stephanie R. Plichta 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Moving to a new duty station requires meeting new people, adapting to a new environment and at times filling a new position. However, Service members and their families must first find a place to call home. While the Hampton Roads area has a variety of residential options, Joint Base Langley-Eustis Service members can apply for a home at Balfour Beatty Communities or Langley Family Housing.

Families currently assigned to JBLE or those with orders to JBLE may apply at any time. Base housing offers 24-hour emergency maintenance, lawn maintenance for common areas and front yards, trash and recycling removal and includes utilities. Use of amenities such as play areas, picnic areas and pools are included for families living in base housing. Applicants are also allowed two pets per household.

"My wife and I previously lived in Newport News but never felt safe; since we moved into base housing it's been the complete opposite," said Senior Airman James Magness, 633rd Communication Squadron client systems technician. "We often see security forces patrolling the neighborhood and it puts my mind at ease, especially now that we are expecting our first child and for when the time comes for me to deploy."

Service members are not required to pay a deposit on the home at any time, but are responsible for the prorated cost of their basic allowance for housing. Once the lease is signed, an allotment is established and collected the month after the family moves in.

Jamie Laroche, Langley Family Housing manager, said there are many perks and conveniences of living in base housing.

"Our on-base and off-base housing locations grant easy access to the entire Peninsula and Hampton Roads area," said Laroche. "Families can enjoy the convenience of being close to work while living with a community of residents who understand the challenges that come with being a military family."

Langley Family Housing is also located near museums, historic attractions, shopping centers and local parks.

Charleen Herriott, Balfour Beatty Communities community manager, provides customer service to active-duty families stationed within 35 miles of Fort Eustis in search of a new home.

"I ensure quality homes are provided to families," said Herriott. "We work hard to assign housing in a timely fashion during the transition [to JBLE]."

Families interested in applying for base housing should first complete an application form.
"Housing has the perfect home and community right here in Hampton Roads," said Laroche. "When you are home, you will also enjoy the convenience of a property management staff here to serve all of your needs."

For additional information or to complete an application forms visit or