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Navy Housing Referral Office (HRO)
1710 Cavin Drive
Great Lakes, IL 60088-3402
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
When planning for a move with the military, you might consider moving into government housing. Government housing is owned and maintained by the Department of Defense and is typically on the installation. Eligibility and availability for this type of housing may vary by service member, family size and installation. Learn more about the different options, benefits and discounts that may be available to you through government housing.
Accompanied personnel have the option to reside in Public-Private Venture family housing or in the local community. Check-in at the local Navy Housing Service Center upon arrival to the installation. The HSC staff will assist with all of your home-finding needs.
Naval Station Great Lakes Midwest Military Communities Military Community Housing Locations
Area Units Comments Great Lakes 1,447 Includes Forrestal/Nimitz/Halsey/Mainside/Hospital Cove RC:
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. For more information about PPV housing, including eligibility requirements, visit the CNIC Headquarters PPV page.
Renters’ insurance is strongly encouraged to protect your belongings and financial responsibility should accidents happen in your home. The Housing Early Assistance Tool enables Service Members and their families to apply for PPV family housing prior to departure from their current command, before or after receiving permanent change of station orders. Visit the Navy Housing Headquarters’ HEAT page to find out more. 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. NAVSTA Great Lakes has partnered with Hunt Military 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 Hunt Military Communities website.
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:
For more information, click the above housing services tab.
Great Lakes Family Housing is managed by Hunt Military Communities, a national real estate services leader that has been providing Service Members and their families with expertly designed homes, fully developed communities and exceptional management services for over 40 years. We are pleased to offer housing to Active Duty Members, Target Tenants, Single Military, all branches of the services, Retirees, Contractors, Civil Service Members and DOD Employees. Neighbors of all ages and interests enjoy the sense of community that comes from living amongst your peers. Estimated waiting times for assignment to housing at Naval Station Great Lakes can be obtained by contacting the Hunt Military Community Office, Monday through Saturday at 847-689-4312.
Upon receipt of Permanent Change of Station orders, applications for assignment to PPV housing may be submitted to the Great Lakes Navy Housing Service Center either in person or by Fax. The number of which to fax applications is 847-688-4957. Applications must be made on DD Form 1746 Applications for Assignment to Housing which can be obtained online (DD Form 1746) and submitted to the Navy Housing Office with a copy of permanent change of station orders Page 2 (Emergency Dependency Data Record) and Detachment Endorsement and Addendum A Sex Offender Policy Acknowledgement & Disclosure Form which can be Sex Offender Policy Acknowledgement & Disclosure Form. For additional information and/or questions pertaining to PPV housing at Naval Station Great Lakes, please contact the Navy Housing Office at 847-688-3440 extension 134.
Basic Allowance for Housing will be calculated for the Great Lakes area. GBs are Service members, in receipt of BAH at the "with dependents" rate and have executed Permanent Change of Station orders that authorized movement of dependents, who for reasons other than the availability of housing, elect not to be accompanied by the dependents. GBs are housed on a space available basis. Applications from GBs to reside in UH facilities are not automatically approved. The number of spaces authorized for use by GBs is limited. All GB personnel desiring a berth in UH must submit an application to be reviewed by the Unaccompanied Housing Assignment Review Board. Only those personnel who can demonstrate a hardship to the satisfaction of the UHARB will be recommended for approval.
GBs requesting assignment to UH will submit requests, via their chain of command with the following information:
Your Chain of command will review the packet. If the packet is not complete or accurate, it will be returned to the applicant for correction.
A representative from the Applicants Command must attend the UHARB meeting to answer questions and provide additional information to UHARB requests. If a command representative does not attend the meeting the GB package will not be considered.
Space to house GBs is limited, please contact the Front Desk at 847-688-2170 ext 31 or DSN 792-2170 ext 31 for additional information if you intend to apply for GB status.