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United States Navy
Housing Office Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story
2600 Tarwara Court
Building 1602, Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Learn about the variety of housing possibilities available as well as information about setting up utilities in your home . Housing options are available to your unique situation including: housing for families, single service members, families that are enrolled in the exceptional family member program, pet owners and unaccompanied personnel. Explore your options to find a home that best fits your needs.
Family & Community Housing
Navy Housing Service Center2600 Tarawa Court, Bldg. 1602, Suite 105Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1600
DSN: 253-8393Commercial: (757) 462-8939, Fax: (757) 462-1244
Unaccompanied Housing (UH)
DSN: 564-7522 / 7523Commercial: (757) 462-7522 / 7523
Our mission is to provide housing support for all families and unaccompanied personnel assigned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story. Our goal is to help our customers locate suitable and affordable housing whether they are unaccompanied or accompanied and their family.
Housing Options include:
Housing Service Center (HSC) team assists with the following:
Contact Housing Service Center to get started with your housing needs. (757) 462-8939
HOMES.mil is an official Department of Defense (DoD) website, dedicated to helping Service members, DoD civilians, and their families find housing. The website enables Housing Services Center professionals, property managers and Service members to find and share vital information about non-discriminatory rental listings.
Create an account on the secure HOMES.mil website and start searching, it's as easy as entering the installation name. You can refine your search to include what is most important to you in your housing search.
The Norfolk Housing Service Center is your contact for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about living in the community or PPV housing. The Service Center will provide you a list of rentals and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. All renters should carry renters insurance against fire, theft and other damages. The property owner's insurance will cover the property but not the renter's personal property. Take advantage of the resources available to you before you decide to sign a lease.
Houses in Hampton Roads are relatively expensive with the average home sale hovering around $215,000. The housing market in Hampton Roads experiences the same trends as that of other areas. Because this is an area populated by military members there are always new members arriving who will want to purchase instead of rent. Counseling is provided on Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) and foreclosure assistance. We also provide individual and command counseling. For more information, contact our office at 757-445-4569, 757-445-5039 or visit the housing web site.
Showing Service -- Transportation to view the properties you select is available for personnel without transportation.
Realty Workshops -- Customers interested in home buying/selling or property management may attend one of these workshops offered, such as: Home Buying, Selling, Property Management and Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA). The workshops educate the buyer on the process of purchasing a home, help with understanding financing, working with real estate agents and lenders as well as learning about home inspections. Be it a first time home buyer or a seasoned buyer - everyone can benefit from the combined local knowledge of the workshop leaders. These informative workshops are scheduled routinely.
VA Workshops are conducted monthly to provide information to the Military Homebuyer on the steps necessary to apply for a VA guaranteed, no money down home mortgage.
Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) Home Purchase -- The VHDA offers a Home Ownership Program specifically for military personnel purchasing homes within Virginia. To qualify for reduced mortgage rates, service members must attend a six-hour workshop provided by VHDA. Completion of the course will provide eligible service members the opportunity to purchase a home from a Realtor of their choice, and obtain creative mortgage financing options. For more information, contact a Realty Specialist at Norfolk Navy Housing Sercive Center, 757-445-4569, 757-445-5039 or 1-800-628-7510.
Community Housing -- Hampton Roads has a relatively high cost of living with the price of rentals ranging from $700 - $1800 per month. Most rental properties require a first and sometimes last months rent for deposit. Many landlords require an additional pet deposit.
It is standard practice for landlords and property managers to run credit history checks on potential tenants. Negative findings may limit your rental options and make the rental process very difficult. If you are having credit issues, the Fleet and Family Support Center staff can help you start the lengthy credit repair process.
Rental Partnership Program (RPP) -- is a unique program which provides military personnel with affordable off base housing that is 5% below market rates. A fee may be charged, per unit, for review of renter’s selection criteria. A security deposit may also be charged, depending on renter's credit history. Renters insurance also may be mandatory. To apply you will need to provide current orders and your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). A service member may apply for RPP via our website as well as in person. The service member pays rent by allotment and agrees to a 12-month lease. Also, a representative authorized by a specific Power of Attorney (POA) to apply for RPP on a service member’s behalf may be utilized. Single military personnel, E5 and below, need command approval to live off station.
Landlord/Tenant Counseling -- Counselors are available to inspect your home, to review and interpret leases and to provide you information on the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act, Service Members Relief Act (SCRA) and Virginia Fair Housing Law. Landlord and/or tenant mediation counseling are available to resolve conflicts.
Housing Referral Service -- OPNAVINST 11101.21D requires you to contact the Navy Housing before negotiating any agreement for off-base housing. A computerized list of available properties in Hampton Roads customized to fit your financial, family, and/or specialized needs is available. Both rentals and sales listings are available.
Rental and Sales Listings -- The Housing Service Center offers this free service that provides you with an opportunity to reduce marketing and advertisement expense and expand the visibility of your rental and sales listings. For more information, contact housing office at 757-444-2850, 757-445-4270 or visit the housing web site.
Visit InMyArea.com to search for utility providers based on your zip code. This website serves as a one-stop shop where you can explore your options, compare prices and purchase services.
Renters And Liability Insurance
It is recommended that tenants living in privatized family housing and in the community seriously consider the issue of insurance.
There are two types of insurance of which you should be aware: renter’s insurance and liability insurance. Renter’s insurance covers your personal property and will normally replace items if they are damaged or stolen. If you live in privatized family housing, your rent includes a $10,000 personal property policy. You should review this amount of coverage to determine if it is sufficient to replace your belongings. If it is not, you should consider purchasing additional coverage.
Liability insurance covers damage to the structure you are renting. Some examples include a stove fire, a fire caused by a candle, or flooding due to a leaky waterbed. Liability insurance also covers you in the case of a lawsuit if someone should be injured in the structure you are renting due to your negligence. An example includes an injury due to a fall by someone due to a wet floor. Please be aware that some insurance policies provide both personal property coverage and liability coverage at a slightly increased premium.
All personnel are encouraged to take the need for both renter’s and liability insurance seriously. An accident which results in fire or flood damage could result in monetary damages, which could become a financial burden to you for the rest of your life. A general liability policy is inexpensive and well worth the cost.
Most landlords charge a nominal deposit or a non-refundable pet fee plus a monthly fee. Deposits or fees can range from $100 to $300 per pet. More than one pet, or a large pet, is not always permitted. Local landlords consider large pets as standing 18 inches or higher and weighing over 25 pounds. Most PPV housing areas allow a maximum of 2 pets (dogs/cats).
The Hampton Roads area is considered to have high utility costs. A deposit for new electric service can be as high as $180 and gas service as high as $240. The average telephone deposit is $95. Inquire about Navy Federal Credit Union energy club to waive utility deposits. A favorable letter of credit from your previous utility company could help reduce your utility deposit.
The Hampton Roads region has several housing areas. There are 18 enlisted housing areas with a total of 3902 units, 6 officer housing areas with a total of 226 units and 37 flag officer units. The housing assignment is predicated upon your needs and availability. Wait time can be as little as 0-3 months, or as long as 18-24 months. For a current list of wait times go to the CNIC Housing website. Onboard Fort Story there are 200 new and 50 renovated housing units. Housing is privatized and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. The waiting list during the peak summer season is 3-4 months. Phone: 757-962-3511.