MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. --
For more than 10 years, Lincoln Military Housing has been working closely with all levels of the armed services to create a new and vastly improved standard of military housing. Since 2001, they have developed or managed more than 31,000 homes.
Heroes Village, a new housing development along Brewster Boulevard and the first Lincoln neighborhood being constructed aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, will provide homes to approximately 560 families of E-1 to E-5.
The first family will moved into the Lincoln homes Aug. 1.
“We’re ready to start turning them over,” said Tim Furner, Lincoln Military Housing district manager. “As soon as we get them, we’re putting families in.”
By December 2012, 260 units are scheduled to be finished and another 300 units are scheduled to be finished by December 2014.
With six different floor plans, the three and four-bedroom homes range from 1,811 to 2,237 square feet.
The Lincoln Military Housing development will provide Marines and sailors with the extra benefits and amenities they deserve.
Some of these include:
• Newly constructed duplex homes
• 24-hour maintenance service
• Granite kitchen countertops
• Renter’s Content Insurance
• Central heat and air
• Oversized living spaces and storage
• Free lockout service
• State-of-the-art community center and pool
• Conveniently located in proximity to the Naval Hospital, MCX and Commissary
• Free events for children and families
• Walking distance to the newly constructed Heroes Elementary School and Child Development Center
According to the Lincoln Military Housing mission, “Our commitment to our residents and their families just begins with their home. It continues with regular events, activities and contests specifically planned for their family’s enjoyment. We understand the challenges and joys of being a military family and make it our goal to help alleviate the stress and exemplify and benefits; all while sharing these experiences with other military families.”
Five percent of the homes in Heroes Village will be in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and will provide the necessary amenities for families with exceptional family members or wounded warriors.
The ADA homes are one level vice the two-level townhome-style duplexes and will feature larger living, kitchen and bathroom areas that are more easily accessible by wheelchair and two car garages that are big enough for a full passenger handicap van.
USA Discounter has also fully furnished one of the Lincoln homes, asking that Lincoln donate the furniture to a Marine Corps family.
Not only is Lincoln providing junior enlisted families with quality houses, they are determined to make new residents feel comfortable enough to call it their home.
“These are some of the best houses you’re going to see in the Marine Corps and they’re for the junior enlisted,” Jim Brady, vice president and general manager of Lincoln Military Housing. “I think that’s really special.”
From irrigating each and every lawn to putting ceiling fans in every room, they make sure every last detail is taken into account.
“We also made sure that every home has a place for parents to retreat,” said Brady. “With the master bedroom feeling much more secluded from the rest of the house, they have a good sense of privacy in that room while still being close to their family.”
Another small but beneficial detail in every house is the amount of storage and closet space Lincoln has provided for each family.
“One of the things we’ve learned is that when you get moved for free by the military, you accumulate stuff, a lot of stuff,” said Brady. “We’ve tried to accommodate that by giving people places to put all of their things so they don’t have to make difficult choices or rent a storage space out in town.”
The Heroes Village community center will provide community members with a place to relax, Wi-Fi connection and computer stations that will be set up throughout the building, an indoor and outdoor living room, an outdoor swimming pool with water features, a large pool deck and shade structures, as well as day care, child care and family support services.
“We do everything from mass community management to mowing your lawn because your husband is deployed,” said Brady. “No matter what, military families deserve our support, respect and friendship. Given the 10th year of two wars, people are tired from multiple and back-to-back deployments. Now more than ever, they need a friend and we want to be that friend. We know the whole family serves and we want to do everything we can to help and support them in their mission.”
To apply for a Lincoln home, contact the main base housing office at 450-1627/1628 or for more information specifically about Lincoln homes call (910) 353-2460 or visit lincolnmilitary.com.