Moving and finding a home OCONUS has unique challenges. Beyond the obvious challenges with the language barrier, moving and finding a home overseas may come with additional considerations, such as Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs), and minimum security and quality of life requirements. The OCONUS Navy Housing Service Centers (HSCs) have all of the resources to help you and your family navigate these challenges and help ensure a smooth move into your new home.
OCONUS HSCs offer additional services beyond the home finding, issue resolution, and cost savings programs offered at all HSCs. A primary responsibility of the OCONUS HSCs is to ensure community homes offered to military members meet all local legal, security, and quality of life requirements. Additionally, our staffs are bilingual and can serve as the lease negotiator and issue resolver between your family and landlord. Another useful service is the provision of temporary furnishings such as beds, provided until your household goods arrive, and appliances and wardrobes, provided across your full tour. Knowing what furnishings will be provided to you helps you plan what to move and what to put into storage.
To take full advantage of all the services OCONUS Navy HSCs have to offer, contact them as soon as you know you are coming. The easiest way to contact the HSCs is through the Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT), or you can look up HSC contact information. You can also find photos and floor plans of OCONUS housing on the Navy Housing Pinterest boards. Let Navy Housing help you today!