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United States Navy
Housing Office – Naval Base Guam
Naval Base Guam Bldg. 3191
Santa Rita, GU 96910
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.
Government housing on Guam is available; Service Members have the option of living in government housing or out in the community. If you choose to live in government quarters, you will be put on a waiting list. The wait time may be from 2 to 60 days, contingent to availability. The Navy Housing Office is located at Building 3191 on Naval Base Guam. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. You may call the Housing Office at 671-333-2081/82. Once you have had your orders stamped by your command when you arrive on Guam, visit the Housing Office to get your application process started.
The Naval Base Guam Housing Office website provides more detailed information.
If you are bringing your family who are non-command sponsored, your housing situation may change. Please contact the Housing Office prior to arrival on Guam.
Please note it is Naval Base Guam policy that all service members E-5 and below, accompanied or unaccompanied, receive budget counseling prior to moving into privately rented houses/apartments off-base. You may obtain budget counseling from your command financial specialist, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS).
The Navy "Welcome Aboard" package will help you as you relocate to Guam. Incoming personnel are encouraged to view the Guam Homeport U.S.A. video that is available at all FFSCs. The video introduces Guam, its location, activities Guam offers, and what to expect upon arrival to Guam.
For package, contact the Guam Fleet and Family Support Center by phone at 671-333-2056/57/58 DNS: 315-333-9822.
Naval Base Guam has 870 active family housing units in 7 locations and over 1,000 bachelor housing spaces in 10 locations on the island of Guam. There are also many private rental community listings for new arrivals (family or bachelor). All of the living quarters on base and off base, which are approved from the housing office, are constructed of concrete and are able to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. All government housing units have standard 110-volt, 60-hertz current and come equipped with central air conditioning, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
Eligibility for military housing and numbers of bedrooms will depend on sponsor's pay grade, family composition, and availability of military houses as per guidance provided in Navy family housing directives. Waiting time can be anywhere from 2 to 30 days. Please inform the Housing Office if you or your dependents require special needs.
Stateside civilians with transportation agreements are eligible for government housing on Guam. Civilians occupying government quarters will pay fair market rent, and other charges such as utilities, in accordance with directives. Before occupancy, the civilian sponsor is required to pay the pro-rated portion of the first month's rent - depending on occupancy date. Rent payments are due semi-monthly or on the first of each month and payments are required via electronic funds transfer or direct deposit.
Prior to arriving on island, individuals with dependents should contact the Family Housing Office to schedule an appointment at 671-333-2081/2. You are further advised to submit an advanced housing application (DD-1746) to verify housing eligibility and planning of government quarters availability. This determines if TLA will be authorized and for how long. Applications should be faxed to 671-339-4048 along with a copy of the member's orders and service record page 2 (for dependent verification). Advanced applicants will be placed on the advanced waiting list and the Housing Office will forward a confirmation package to you.
Once you have had your orders stamped by your command when you arrive on Guam, visit the Housing Office at your pre-arranged schedule time to get your application process started.
Pets are allowed in government housing, but there are restrictions to the size, number of pets, and types of pets (exotic animals and some dog breeds are not allowed). There are also strict pet policies on base. It is best to call the Housing Office prior to shipping your pet. Private rentals off base differ regarding pets; it is at the landlord's discretion.
When you first move into government or community housing, and before your personal household shipment arrives, the Navy Housing Welcome Center can arrange to have loaner furniture delivered to your new home. Loaner furniture includes items such as beds, tables, chairs, lamps, sofas, etc., and microwave ovens - appliances such as washer, dryer range and refrigerators are also available. Before departing Guam, loaner furniture is also available after your personal household goods are shipped to your new duty station. Loaner furniture is free to military families and bachelors; there is a small fee for civilians. Loaner furniture may be extended beyond 90 days if necessary. For more information, please call the Navy Housing Welcome Center, 671-333-2081/82.
Self Help Store
For those service members who choose to live on base in family government housing, the housing office provides a self-help store that carries items to help with minor repairs or improvements to your home. They carry everything from light bulbs, gardening tools, paint, and assorted tools. In most government family housing areas the tenants are responsible for their own lawn care. The Housing Office supplies lawn mowers to those tenants at no cost. The self-help store, 671-339-4138, is located on Naval Base Guam and is located at building 365. Hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closed Sundays and Holidays).
Single service member housing
Unaccompanied Military Personnel -- Bachelor quarters are constantly being renovated to meet the Navy's high standards. On Naval Base Guam there are 17 buildings, 3 buildings on Naval Magazine (used mostly for the submarine commands), and 3 buildings on Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station. Combined these buildings can house a total of 1,196 military members. Depending on the command to which you are being assigned, enlisted personnel E-5 and higher may be required to live off base if bachelor quarters are not available. Officers who are single or on orders written as a geo-bachelor with authorized dual Basic Housing Allowance are expected to live off base.
The Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, located on Nimitz Hill, houses both single service members and married service members with their families. Space is limited with 16 rooms for transient personnel and is reserved on a "first come, first served" basis. Active duty or retirees are authorized to utilize this facility. Call 671-339-5259 to make reservations.
For more information on bachelor housing call the NBG Bachelor Housing Office at 671-333-2284/5 or DSN 315-333-2284.
Please note it is Naval Base Guam policy that all service members E-5 and below, accompanied or unaccompanied, receive budget counseling prior to moving into privately rented houses/apartments off-base. You may obtain budget counseling from your Command Financial Specialist, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS).
If approved to move off base, there are many choices in which to rent. Some rental properties are furnished and some include utilities into the rent. Contact the Housing Office for approved rental properties.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
If you have an exceptional family member, please notify the Housing Office of the category/classification the family member was placed in by medical personnel when you submit your advanced housing application (DD-1746) prior to arriving on Guam.
The Naval Base Guam Housing Office retains a current listing of adequate civilian rentals with flexible terms that contain the military clause. Whether accompanied or unaccompanied, prior approval is needed from housing before negotiating a rental agreement. This approval will also grant you Overseas Housing Allowances (OHA). Housing will arrange a lease that includes the military release clause which states the return of the security deposit if the service member terminates the lease due to change in orders or the service member wishes to move into government housing when it becomes available.
The Naval Base Guam Housing Office also provides showing services, check-in and check-out inspections, landlord-tenant negotiations, etc., for families and bachelors. Private rentals off-base include houses, condominiums, duplexes, and apartments. Many homes include two to four bedrooms and two baths, with at least 1,000 square feet of living space, carports, and yards. Most apartments have at least 800 square feet of living space, and come with amenities such as stoves, refrigerators, washer and dryer hook-ups, and in some cases, swimming pools. Some include recreation facilities such as jogging trails and picnic areas.
The average rent for two bedrooms is $2,200; for three bedrooms, $2,500; and for four bedrooms, $2,700, and may or may not include utilities. Off-base rentals usually require new tenants to pay one month's rent and a security deposit, which is usually equivalent to one month's rent.
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Service members have the option of living in government housing or out in the community. If you choose to live in government quarters, you will be put on a waiting list. The wait time may be from 2 to 60 days. There are also many private rental community listings for new arrivals (family or bachelor). Visit the Naval Base Guam Housing Office website, or call 671-333-2081/82 for more information and availability.