Navy Housing Service Center

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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 ( 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 contact us at (757) 433-3268/3368, fax (757) 433-3310 for all your housing needs.