Updated On: 6/17/2013 9:27:33 AM
NAVY HOUSING SERVICE CENTER
Housing services are available at the Navy Housing Service Center (NHSC) to assist military and Department of Defense personnel and their families find a home in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The center is located in Building 536 E Avenue. Hours of operation are: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Trained and professional housing counselors are ready to assist clients with referrals of affordable housing options in the community or Public Private Venture (PPV) homes.
Approximately 90 percent of military families in this area live in civilian housing. In 2005, Navy Government Housing was privatized. It is now owned and operated by Mid-Atlantic Military Family Communities, LLC, a private entity managed by Lincoln Military Housing (LHM). Both Lincoln Military Housing and Navy Housing referral counselors are co-located at the Navy Housing Service Center. There are more than 4,000 PPV homes in the Hampton Roads area. NAS Ocean PPV communities are: Wadsworth Shores (600 Enlisted Homes E1 – E9), Midway Manor (290 Enlisted Homes E1 – E9), Village at Midway Manor (52 Enlisted Homes E1 – E9), Fairway Crescent (25 Officer Homes located on NAS Oceana) and Windmill Walk (14 Officer Homes located on Dam Neck Annex). Some of the PPV housing communities have immediate availability, whereas in others there may be a wait.
The Rental Partnership Program (RPP) is a unique program which provides military personnel with affordable community housing that is 5 percent or more below market rates. Rent is paid by allotment and member agrees to a 12-month lease. Navy Housing counselors qualify military personnel for RPP. Landlords may waive security deposits and credit checks. Single military personnel, E4and below, need Command approval to live off base.
The Housing Service Center offers community rental and sales listings from our database. Housing accepts listings for vacant homes in the Hampton Roads area. This is a free home advertising; just call (757) 433-3268/3368 or (757) 445-2832 for more information. Another source for rental and sales listings is the Automated Housing Referral Network (www.ahrn.com). Navy housing counselors provide basic information on average home costs and how to determine if you qualify to buy a home or what you can comfortably afford to pay in rent.
Landlord/tenant counseling and mediation are available to resolve conflicts. The housing team is available to inspect your home, to review and interpret leases and to provide information on the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
Several housing-related workshops are available at the Navy Housing Service Center in Norfolk. The workshops include home buying, selling, property management and VHDA Home Ownership for first time buyers. These informative workshops are scheduled routinely. Individual and Command counseling are also available. These are no cost workshops.
Information is provided on qualifying for a loan, closing costs, the home buying process, managing a budget, credit and mortgage pitfalls. Realty Specialists can advise homeowners on how to deal with pending foreclosures and how to seek assistance, including financial assistance in the sale of a home when PCSing, and refinancing and loan modifications to lower monthly payments. For more information, contact a Realty Specialist at NHSC Norfolk, (757) 444-2220 or (800) 628-7510.
For additional housing information visit our website at: www.cnic.navy.mil/Oceana/FleetAndFamilyReadiness/HousingAndLodging/FamilyandUnaccompaniedHousing/index.htm or contact us at (757) 433-3268/3368, fax (757) 433-3310 for all your housing needs.
NAVY HOUSING FOR
800 E Ave., Building 536
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
After Hours: Call (757) 438-3300
Fax: (757) 433-3918
Commercial: (757) 433-3791/3978
DAM NECK ANNEX
1960 Terrier Ave., Building 550 -
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
After Hours: Go to Building 550,
Room 131 (Duty Manager)
Commercial: (757) 492-6824
The Housing Service Center staff is ready to assist unaccompanied personnel reporting to Naval Air Station Oceana and Dam Neck Annex, and will help determine housing eligibility and options. In most cases, units and schools will make room assignments in advance for full time single military personnel and students. Assignment of rooms will maintain unit integrity.
Unaccompanied personnel assigned to these dormitories should report directly to the Unaccompanied Housing Office upon arrival. Normally, there will be no need for temporary quarters. However, Dam Neck students on per diem orders are sent to Navy Gateway Inns and Suites located in Building 566A, Stethem Hall.
There are 16 dormitory buildings and 2,846 beds for permanent party and or students at NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex. Unaccompanied Housing rooms are clean, well maintained and fully furnished. Our facilities include other amenities such as lounges with pool tables, pub tables and chairs and large flat screen TV’s. Every building is equipped with free WiFi located in every common area. Each facility includes laundry rooms for your convenience. There are outdoor gazebos with grills. Some buildings have either a volleyball court or basketball court. All facilities are located within walking distance of all other base amenities.
Six buildings located at NAS Oceana have private rooms with a 26-inch flat screen TV, sharing one bathroom and common kitchen area with one refrigerator/freezer and one microwave. The other buildings have rooms that are shared by two to include: two twin beds, one bathroom, one microwave and one refrigerator/freezer. Dam Neck Annex has one student building with rooms shared by three and includes one common bathroom, microwave and refrigerator/freezer. The other two buildings are shared by two. Residents pay for cable service.
Eligibility — Depending on your assignment status (shore duty, sea duty, student, etc.) and pay grade, your options may include Navy Unaccompanied Housing (UH) or housing in the local community.
Sea and shore duty personnel within pay grades E1-E3 and E4 (with less than four years’ service) can expect to reside in permanent party UH if stationed at NAS Oceana or, if orders are to Dam Neck Annex, personnel will reside in student quarters at Dam Neck.
Based on local conditions 50 to 75 percent of E4 with more than four years of service may be housed in UH.
Students will reside in one of our student housing facilities.
More senior personnel are expected to reside in the local community.
UH are government-owned and managed housing. Eligibility is based on your pay grade and BAH Entitlement.
Geographic Bachelors (GB) are personnel ordered to NAS Oceana or Dam Neck Annex who, by choice or circumstance, decided that their dependents will continue to live in another geographic area. GBs are receiving BAH at the with dependents rate. They are not normally authorized to live in UH, however, may be approved on a space available basis.
GBs must submit an application that will be reviewed by the Assignment Review Board. Applications for NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex are available at the Housing Service Center, Building 536. If approved, the GB will be placed on the waiting list and offered UH when it becomes available. GBs may also apply to be Resident Advisors. For more information about the GB program and to obtain an application, please contact the UH Administrative Office, Building 536.
PERSONAL PROPERTY SHIPPING OFFICE
The Norfolk Personal Property Shipping Office serves all military services in the Tidewater area. There is no personal property office located at NAS Oceana or Dam Neck Annex. The personal property shipping office is located off of Hampton Boulevard, near the Housing Service Center (7920 14th St., Building SDA 336). Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Requests for shipping and/or storing household goods are to be done on line by going to www.move.mil to complete an application and receive counseling. If you are going to a remote area that there is not routine shipping you will need to call the office at (757) 443-3700 or toll free at (877) 619-8596 and select option four to speak to a customer representative.
Once your application is completed at www.move.mil and submitted in the system you will need to select FLC Norfolk as your counseling office and forward your orders, power of attorney, page one and two, signed DD1299 and signed DD1797 to fax (757) 443-3736 or email these required documents to HHG_MA_counseling@navy.mil. Please note the phone system will be changing in late January and will have additional options available to help the customer.
Note: There are informational briefs given on Tuesdays for customers moving household goods to overseas locations and on Thursdays for Domestic and PPM shipments. These briefs are informational and you may ask questions. However, all customers are required to do their application and counseling on line. Please plan to do your move at least three weeks out. The Personal Property Shipping office requires three weeks to process your application for movement and/or storage. If you are required to move earlier than three weeks you will need to call the office and talk to a customer service representative.
For all shipments coming inbound to this area, if you know who your transportation service provider is give them a call to arrange delivery when you are ready. Please allow them as much notice as possible. If you do not know who your transportation service provider is, call (757) 443-3700 or (877) 619-8596. Please keep in mind in most cases you are only authorized 90 days or less of storage upon arrival of your shipment into this area. It is imperative that you have your shipment released prior to the storage expiration or ask for an extension of your storage. Extensions on storage are not easy to get; there are requirements that must be met. If unsure if you qualify, contact your personal property office at the number above prior to your storage expiring.