Navy Housing Service Center
Housing Services are available at the Navy Housing Service Center (NHSC) to assist military and Department of Defense (DOD) personnel and their families in finding a home in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The center is located at 1596 Tomcat Boulevard, Bldg. #280 onboard NAS Oceana. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Trained and professional housing counselors are ready to assist clients with referral to Public Private Venture (PPV) homes as well as referrals of affordable housing options in the community.
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 (LMH). Both LMH and Navy housing counselors are co-located at the Navy Housing Service Center. There are more than 4,000 PPV homes in the Hampton Roads area. NAS Oceana PPV communities include Wadsworth Shores (600 enlisted homes), Midway Manor (290 enlisted homes), Village at Midway Manor (52 enlisted homes). Also the communities of Fairway Crescent (25 officer homes) on NAS Oceana and Windmill Walk (16 officer homes) on Dam Neck Annex. The Bell House (1 officer home). Some of the PPV housing communities have immediate availability, whereas in others there may be a “waitlist”.
The Rental Partnership Program (RPP) is a unique program that provides military personnel with affordable community housing that is 5% or more below market rates. Rent is paid by allotment and the service member agrees to a 12 month lease. Navy housing counselors qualify military personnel for the program. Landlords may waive security deposits and administrative fees. Single military personnel E-4 and below not receiving Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) need command approval to live off base.
HOMES.mil is the new official DOD website dedicated to helping service members, their families and DOD civilians with home finding services. This new website allows users to access Housing Service Center rental listings on a 24/7 basis. HOMES.mil features search and display options allowing users to save listings, view photos and research housing areas empowering them to with information and tools to make smart decisions on housing choices. HOMES.MIL enables housing professionals, landlords, and property managers to find and share vital information about non-discriminatory rental listings. The website provides a free online forum for landlords, owners and property managers to add and manage their property listings.
Landlord/Tenant Counseling and Issue Resolution are also available at the Housing Service Center. The housing team is available to review and interpret leases, inspect homes and provide information on the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA) and Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
Several housing-related one-on-one counseling sessions are available “By Appointment Only” at the Oceana Housing Service Center. Call 757-433-3268 to schedule. The sessions include Home Buying, Home Selling, Property Management, and Home Ownership for First Time Buyers. These are at no-cost. Information is provided on qualifying for a loan, closing costs, the home buying process, selecting a Real Estate Agent or Loan Officer, managing a budget, credit and mortgage pitfalls. Advice will also be given on how to deal with pending Foreclosures, Short Sales, and Deed-in-Lieu, and how to seek assistance, including information on selling your home when PCSing, Refinancing and Loan Modification to lower monthly payments.
For additional housing information visit our website at: www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/nas_oceana/ffr/housing_and_lodging.html or contact us at 757-433-3368/3068/3221/3268 or by fax 757-433-3310. We look forward to serving you with all your housing needs.
Take Interstate 264E to Exit 21A (First Colonial Rd); Turn Right on First Colonial Rd.
(First Colonial Rd. becomes Oceana Blvd. /VA-615S). Turn Right on Tomcat Blvd. (NAS Oceana). Continue on Tomcat Blvd. pass the Health & Dental clinic. Take next entrance to your right. Arrive at Bldg. #280.
Please contact our housing “Partner” Lincoln Military Housing (located at Norfolk Welcome Center) for additional availability and specials visit website: www.lincolnmilitary.com or 757-961-3783.
Navy Housing for Unaccompanied Personnel
800 E Ave., Building 536
Hours: 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
After Hours 757-438-3300 (Duty Manager)
DAM NECK ANNEX
1960 Terrier Ave.
Building 550, Herndon Hall
Hours: 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
After Hours: Go to Building 550,Room 131 (Duty Manager)
The Housing Service Center staff is ready to assist unaccompanied personnel reporting to NAS 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 & Suites in Building 566A, Stethem Hall.
There are 16 dormitory buildings and 2,846 beds for permanent party personnel and 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 TVs. Every building is equipped with free Wi-Fi 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 within walking distance of all other base amenities.
Six buildings 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 E-1 through E-3 and E-4 (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 E-4s 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 is government-owned and managed housing. Eligibility is based on your pay grade and BAH entitlement.
Geographic Bachelors (GB) is 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, they 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 advisers. 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 at NAS Oceana or Dam Neck Annex. The personal property shipping office is off Hampton Boulevard near the Housing Service Center (7920 14th St., Building SDA 336).Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Requests for shipping and storing household goods are to be done online by visiting www.move.mil to complete an application and receive counseling. If you are going to a remote area where there is no 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 1 and 2, signed DD 1299 and signed DD 1797 to fax 757-443-3736 or email these required documents to HHG_MA_counseling@navy.mil.
Note: There are informational briefs given on Tuesday for customers moving household goods to overseas locations and on Thursday 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 online. 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 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 previously listed numbers prior to your storage expiring.