Fort Shafter, HI Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) gives active service members two options for housing; living on post or finding a home off-post within the community.

    • Once you have orders to move, contact the Housing Services Office (808) 438-6198/0149/3820. They can answer all of your housing questions and provide services such as referrals, resolving tenant-landlord disputes, and guidance for entering lease agreements.

    Fort Shafter On Post Housing

    • Single Soldiers with a pay grade of E5 or below should contact Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (808) 655-7390/7699. Single Service Members may also find housing with Island Palm Communities. See information below.

    • On-post housing for Fort Shafter is privatized and provided by Winn Companies - Island Palm Communities (888) 458-8933, which offers 2-5 bedroom homes based on pay grade and family size. Single Service Members are offered 2 bedroom duplexes, apartments and single family units. Home amenities may include: washer/dryer, fenced backyard and carport. The community features skate and dog park, playground, swimming pool and more.

    Fort Shafter, HI Off Post Housing

    2479 N. School St. 2 Bed / 1 Bath / 900 Sq.Ft. / $2,050 | Home for Rent 0.5 mile from Patch (Back) Gate

    1650 Ala Moana Blvd #707 1 Bed / 1 Bath / 966 Sq.Ft. / $2,600 | Home for Rent 100 miles from

    46-347 Holokuku Place 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 1,800 Sq.Ft. / $3,500 | Home for Rent 6.3 miles from Patch (Back) Gate

    240 Mananai PL 2 Bed / 2 Bath / 900 Sq.Ft. / $2,300 | Home for Rent 3 miles from Buckner Gate

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    Surrounding Areas
    Honolulu is the state capital and largest city in Hawaii. It is located on the island of Oahu, where housing is easily found but can be expensive compared to the mainland. Within a 15 minute commute of Fort Shafter are the smaller communities of Kalihi-Palama, Liliha-Kapalama, Moanalua, Halawa, Aiea, and Waimalu. Other nearby cities are Kaneohe, Waipahu, Wahiawa, and Pearl City.

    About the Installation
    Fort Shafter is the headquarters of the United States Army Pacific, commanding most Army forces in the Asia-Pacific region. Fort Shafter is situated among stately plantation-style homes and royal palm trees in south Oahu in the town of Kalihi. 

    Other military installations on Oahu include Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Schofield Barracks, and MCBH Kaneohe Bay. Living in Hawaii can be much different than the continental United States; the cost of living is high, but the scenery can hardly be beat. Families will find a unique culture of the islanders and plenty of beach, water, and outdoor activities.