HOUSING SERVICE CENTER
690 Peary St.
(click on Fleet & Family Readiness Tab)
There are 691 housing units at NS Newport. Housing is in multiple housing complexes within a 7-mile radius of the base.
NS Newport housing is a privatized housing site partnered with Balfour Beatty Communities, which manages and maintains all family housing at NS Newport. Information about Balfour Beatty can be obtained by contacting them at 401-846-8877 or via www.navstanewporthomes.com.
All active-duty military members (with or without family) transferring to the NS Newport area interested in moving into privatized housing should contact the Housing Service Center. To be placed on the waiting list for housing, service members must forward a completed DD Form 1746 (Application for Military Family Housing), the sex offender policy acknowledgement and disclosure form, a copy of their PCS orders and dependency verification (NAVCOMPT 1070/602 or DEERS form, if applicable) via email to Newport_Housing@navy.mil, via fax to commercial 401-841-7138/DSN 841-7138 or via mail to Housing Service Center, Naval Station Newport, 690 Peary St., Newport, RI 02841. Names will be placed on the waiting list (if applicable) as of the date of detachment from the member’s present permanent duty station, or the date of receipt, whichever is later.
Balfour Beatty Communities offers a Single Sailor Program that offers furnished roommate homes for bachelor and geographical bachelor student and staff personnel at a per-person rental rate.
There are 325 student quarters and 426 staff quarters at NS Newport. Student quarters are designed for students attending department head courses at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command and the Naval War College.
Balfour Beatty Communities has a two-pet policy, to include dogs, cats, birds or fish tanks. Note: Several dog breeds or mixed breeds are not permitted. Please check directly with Balfour Beatty for a current restricted breed list. Exotic pets are also not permitted.
All quarters are equipped with ranges, refrigerators, and washer and dryer hookups and are heated by gas-fired heating systems. The Navy has implemented the Resident Energy Conservation Program for all utility costs, with the exception of telephone and cable television services, which are included in the rental fee. The RECP establishes like type groups of housing and measures the average usage for each group every month. A 10 percent buffer is then added above and below the average to create a normal usage band. Residents using more than the normal usage band pay for the excess and those using less receive a rebate or credit. For more information, you can contact the Housing Service Center.
For active-duty military with family, the maximum rental rate is equal to the member’s local-with-dependent BAH. (Note: Ask about any current rent specials.) For members without family, the rental rate is set at a fair market rate that can be obtained by contacting the Housing Service Center.
Information on average waiting times, frequently asked questions, photos and floor plans of the housing is available at the Navy Housing Service Center site at www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_newport/ffr/housing_and_lodging.html.
Note: Service members are required to contact the Housing Service Center within 10 days of their arrival to confirm their application or their name will be removed from the waiting list.
For further information, call 401-841-2232, DSN 841-2232 or toll free 800-217-0875.
PRIVATE HOUSING OFF BASE
The NS Newport Housing Service Center is ready to assist service members with finding off-base housing in the local community. Members are required to report to the Housing Service Center, Building 690, before committing to private housing off base. Center staff is available to review lease agreements as well as assist with information on security deposits, check-in and checkout inspections, military clauses, group sharing and more. Additionally, the center’s staff will help ensure that all personnel receive fair and equal opportunity for housing in the community.
The center utilizes www.HOMES.mil, a DOD-sponsored program for all off-base referrals. This online database contains a large selection of unfurnished and furnished properties ranging in price from approximately $800 to $3,000 per month, plus utilities, depending on size, location and amenities. The properties listed in the database are within a one-hour commute of NS Newport and are easily accessible. Information on how to access this program can be obtained by contacting the Housing Service Center.
Due to Newport’s reputation as a famous tourist area, short-term furnished rentals are expensive and scarce during the summer months.
NS Newport no longer operates a mobile home park. Additionally, community mobile home lots are extremely difficult to obtain within the commuting area. Subsidized housing complexes are available within the commuting area. The HSC staff is available to assist you with your search for subsidized housing.
Housing information is available at www.navstanewporthomes.com