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Sigonella – Catania, Italy
Housing Dept - Bldg. 319, NAS 1
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Housing e-Welcome Aboard Packages are available and can be requested by the members or their sponsors prior to arrival to start familiarizing with the various housing options: Government Family Housing, Government Unaccompanied Housing, Non-Government Economy Housing. Please, request them via email at NASSIG-HousingHelpDesk@eu.navy.mil
Government Family Housing, or Marinai, is an installation-sponsored, on-base location. The quarters consists of three and four bedroom townhouse style homes designed to meet American standards which include a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, and dryer. Members are required to use Housing Early Assistance Tool (HEAT) to submit their Housing application prior to arrival. In addition, they are required to contact their sponsor to have a “door-to-door” or direct move arranged with the Housing office in order to have a unit assigned prior to arrival and be settled in as soon as they get to Sigonella. Members have to report to the Housing Services Center no later than 48 hours after their arrival to complete their application and check-in process in Government Housing. Incoming TLA is usually not authorized. If housing is not readily available, members have the option to seek for community housing or to sign for a short-term lease until a unit becomes available. Members are encouraged to communicate with their sponsors or with the Housing Services Center soon regarding their housing options and how to apply. Orders, updated page 2 and other documents are required during the check-in process.
Pet Policies in Government Family Housing
Only two pets are authorized to stay in government family housing for the entire tour and pets must be cats or dogs (2 cats or 2 dogs or a combination of 1 cat and 1 dog).
Unaccompanied members in paygrade of E-1 to E-4 (including E4 over 4 years of service) are required to live in Unaccompanied Housing facilities on one of the two bases (NAS 1 or NAS 2). Assignments are based on eligibility and availability and do not guarantee members will reside on the same base that they work on. All rooms are fully furnished and have a microwave, refrigerator and stovetop. Laundry rooms are available in each building. Members or their sponsors should contact the Housing Services Center as soon as possible to arrange a "door-to-door" move to ensure they have a room upon arrival (incoming TLA is not authorized). Members are required to report to Housing within 24 hours upon arrival to complete their check-in process and schedule an appointment with the building managers for the “New Resident Orientation Brief”. Copy of orders, page 2 and other documents are required during the check-in process.
In addition, residents can participate to the "Roommate Matching Program" and select the characteristics of their desired roommate. Ask your sponsor about the program or contact the Housing Service Center.
Pet Policies in Government Unaccompanied Housing
Pets are not authorized to stay in Unaccompanied Housing facilities.
Unaccompanied service members E-5 and above, civilians, contractors and NATO personnel should expect to live in the local community (Economy Housing). Apartments, townhouses or villas can be leased for the duration of the tour. Shipment of American appliances is not authorized since they will be provided through the Housing Department. Incoming TLA is authorized to allow members to seek for a house. For service members, it cannot exceed 60 days. Members cannot hold or commit any properties prior to arrival and leases must be signed through the Housing Service Center to receive housing services (showing tours, lease negotiation and commitment, translations, loaner and full tour furniture, utilities assistance, and many others) and OHA. Members should visit www.Homes.mil to select the properties (furnished or unfurnished) they want to visit and submit their “wish list” to the Housing Service Center. Members have to report to Housing within 48 hours upon arrival to be scheduled for their mandatory Economy Housing brief, be registered for TLA computation and submit the “Codice Fiscale” request (equivalent of SSN, it is required for lease and utilities contracts). Passport is mandatory to request the Codice Fiscale issued by the Italian Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Failure in obtaining the Codice Fiscale may jeopardize eligibility to Economy Housing. Passport, orders and updated page 2 are required during this “Housing First Visit”.
The housing market in the area consists of apartments and villas. Apartments are generally located in multi-floor buildings close or in town centers while villas are single homes with a fenced perimeter and generally located outside town centers. All properties must pass the Housing inspection before members or civilians can reside there. It is important to realize that members eligible to Economy Housing must pay upfront for the first two-month rent, in euro, which usually includes the first month's rent and the security deposit equal to the monthly rent. It is highly advisable to anticipate this cost. Other initial fees and utilities contract costs can be paid when entering a lease contract.
The cost of living is higher than most US locations. Please refer to the Per Diem, Travel, Transportation and Allowance Committee website at for COLA rates for this location.
Real estate agencies are not part of the Housing Office except for those ones listed in the Housing Welcome Aboard Package in the “Realtor Program” section. Approved realtors have signed the “Realtor Program” agreement with the Housing Office and meet the standards and criteria established by CNIC and NASSIG procedures. Unapproved realtors are highly discouraged.
Please refer to the NAS Sigonella website or the NASSIG Housing Facebook page for further information on Housing and contact us at email@example.com.
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.
Service members arriving at Naval Air Station Sigonella are required to visit the Housing Service Center no later than 48 hours after their arrival to complete a housing application and be briefed on their housing entitlements and the availability of quarters. A copy of the member's orders and Page 2 updated by the local personnel support detachment are required.
Government housing consists of townhouse-type quarters with small fenced rear yards. Storage is limited. A refrigerator, dishwasher and washer and dryer are provided. Units have central heating and air conditioning, American Forces Network cable, basic phone service, asynchronous digital subscriber line internet service and 110/220 volts. Be advised that Italy's electricity runs on 50 Hz versus 60 Hz in the U.S.
Call the Sigonella Housing Service Center at DSN 314-624-4311 or commercial 011-39-095-56-4311 for availability.