NavyHousingInsider.com

Moving Out of the Barracks: Single and Living in the Community

You loved living in the barracks, late night video game marathons and staying up and talking with the Sailors around you. But, now you are ready. You have started to become the cranky old-timer in the barracks.  You want to go to sleep at a reasonable hour and not have to stare at someone else’s socks in the hallway. You’ve finally made it-you have all of your paperwork ready. You can move out into the community.

8 Navy Preparing the rack

For most unaccompanied Sailors, this is the first experience of getting to make all of the decisions on where you live. There is a lot of information out there and even more that you need to know. The Navy Housing Service Center (HSC) is available to unaccompanied service members who live (or want to live) in the community. The staff will counsel you on your options and your responsibilities.

IMG_2864

This counseling session might include discussing:

Finances:

  • Moving expenses, including security deposits and application fees
  • BAH vs. actual rent
  • Utilities and bills

332 House for Rent

Finding the Right Home:

  • Location to the base
  • Safety and security of the neighborhood
  • Closeness to community amenities

Roommates:

  • Who pays what?
  • What happens if one of your roommates gets deployed or receives orders?
  • What happens if you get deployed or receive orders?
  • Who will be on the lease

Most unaccompanied service members will probably live with roommates the first time they move out of the barracks. Some HSCs offer roommate finder services if you don’t have roommates in mind. The HSC staff can walk you through the steps of finding off-base housing. You can also contact the HSC to look at rental listings in the area to see what is available.

Good luck moving off-base! Don’t forget the HSC is available even after you move into the community.

461 Moving-Truck-Rental

Tagged as: , , , ,

Categorised in: BAH/OHA, Community Housing, Finding Housing, Housing CONUS, HSC - Housing Service Center, Unaccompanied Housing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Posts by Date

April 2015
M T W T F S S
« Feb   May »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Contact Navy Housing

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

User Agreement

By using the Navy Housing’s official blog you agree to the terms of our User Agreement.

%d bloggers like this: