Portsmouth Shipyard - Housing

Our mission is to provide housing support for Service Members and their families assigned to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY).  Our goal is to assist our customers in locating suitable, safe and affordable housing.  We have a range of housing options to meet your needs, whether accompanied or unaccompanied.   

Family Housing (FH) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Privatized Housing

The local HSC processes applications and refers personnel to the PPV property management company.  The property management company assigns personnel to PPV housing and should be contacted for maintenance and resident matters.  However, the HSC is your advocate, and you should contact them if you are not satisfied. 

Additionally, you can obtain application forms on the above resources tab, at your nearest HSC, or you can contact the HSC to have one mailed or emailed to you.

PNSY has partnered with Balfour Beatty Communities to offer military families outstanding housing choices.  Contact the HSC to get the most current projection of housing availability and wait list information.
 
For additional contact information, floor plans, pet policies, full resident guidelines and other neighborhood specific information regarding PPV housing, visit the Balfour Beatty Communities website.


Community Housing

The HSC maintains a current database of available off-base community rental properties for homes, apartments and townhomes.  Housing referral professionals inspect these rental properties for suitability.  The HSC assists with locating off-base housing in the local area, including: 

HOMES.mil  |  Basic allowance for housing  |  Lease reviews  |  Issue resolution  |  Move-in or move-out inspections upon request  |  Rental Partnership Program  |  Short-term rental or lease information

 

Unaccompanied Housing (UH) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Most personnel, E1-E3 and E4 < 4, are required to live in UH; E4s may be required to live on-base, space permitting.  More senior personnel may be eligible to live in Unaccompanied Housing (UH). 

There are many advantages to living on-base for single Sailors:
Secure  |  Safe  |  Close to work  |  Utility bills included  |  Free laundry facilities  |  Vending and recreational area

UH is conveniently located on PNSY and has 1 building for permanent party personnel assigned to the shipyard, and two dormitory buildings in support of students attending the 2-week SERE school. 
 
Accommodations are one or two persons to a room based on pay grade and square footage.  Linens are provided at check-in.  UH facilities include lounges equipped with televisions, washers and dryers, and vending machines in all buildings. There are also recreational, fitness, dining, religious, educational and other amenities, most located within walking distance of UH.  Additional information on base amenities is available in the Welcome Aboard package.
 
Resident advisors (RA) and geographic bachelors (GB) may also reside on-base.  RAs are senior personnel who provide an after-hours leadership presence to UH residents.  RAs sign a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to certain duties and responsibilities in exchange for a room in UH.  The program is strictly voluntary and open to personnel in pay grades E6 to E9 (exceptional E4 and E5 with region commander’s approval), including GBs.  For more information about the RA program and to obtain an application, please contact the UH Administrative Office by click the above contact housing tab.
 
GBs are personnel ordered to the installation who, by choice or circumstance, have decided that their dependents will continue to live in another geographic area.  GBs are receiving basic allowance for housing at the with dependents rate.  They are not normally authorized to live in UH.  GBs must submit an application that will be reviewed by the Assignment Review Board.  If approved, the GB will be placed on the waiting list and offered UH on space available basis.

 

Housing Early Assistance Tool (HEAT)

The Housing Early Assistance Tool (HEAT) assists Service Members and their families in applying for housing Navy wide.  HEAT allows Service Members and their families to get the housing application process started at one or more Navy installations online before or after they receive their permanent change of station orders.  HEAT is available to any Service Member at all Navy installations.  HEAT creates an easy user experience to connect with your destination.  Spouses can use the application as well, needing only minimal information about their Service Member.  A housing referral professional will be in touch within two business days.

 

Policy, Forms & Resources

 

Application for Assignment to Housing – DD Form 1746 
Sex Offender Policy Acknowledgement & Disclosure Form 
PPV Issue Resolution Process Flyer
MHPI Tenant Bill of Rights
CNIC Instruction 11101.3 PPV Dispute Resolution
Rental Partnership Program (RPP) Application Package
House Hunting Tips
Conduct Thorough Inspection Before Moving Into New Rental 
Protect Your Rights As A Renter 
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) - Lease Termination

Moving Resources: 
DoD Household Goods Portal

Housing Allowance
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) 
BAH Calculator
Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Overview
OHA Calculator 

Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act
General Information  
Frequently Asked Questions 

Moving Resources: 
DoD Household Goods Portal

Housing Allowance
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) 
BAH Calculator 
Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Overview 
OHA Calculator 

Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act
General Information 
?Frequently Asked Questions 

School Information
School Liaison 
Kittery (ME) School District 

Additional Resources
Navy-wide Housing Public Private Ventures Resource