Welcome and congratulations on your orders to the Greater Boston MA
Area, home to 21 Coast Guard Commands with over 900 active duty
members. The cost of living in the Boston area is extremely high,
and home ownership as well as rental costs are among the most
expensive in the nation.
Assignment to government owned family housing is
mandatory, if available. Please contact the local
housing office at (617
223 3366) prior to making any housing arrangements, this includes
single members. This will help you avoid problems resulting in
leasing housing in areas not recommended by the housing office.
If you do not contact the local housing office for counseling, they
may not be able to assist you in terminating leases if you find
yourself in a untenable housing situation on the economy.
The Local Housing Office will provide you valuable
referral information about local communities, available rentals and mass transit accessibility.
It is mandatory all E-4 and below single members check into the Base
Personnel Housing (UPH)
prior to making any housing arrangements in the local
community. When you
check in with the UPH manager, you may request a release from
assignment to the UPH.
Releases from assignment to the UPH will only be granted when
the UPH is fully
utilized (95% occupancy rate.)
Also, all single E3 and below assigned to Coast Guard cutters in the greater Boston
shall be assigned to the UPH.
Be sure to check out all of your options for Local Housing Programs
and receive the proper releases from assignment to UPH before
making any housing decision. Again, welcome to the Greater Boston
Area. There are
two BAH rates within the Greater Boston Area. Essex County (MA 125)
which encompasses Coast Guard units located on Boston's North Shore,
and MetroBoston (MA 120) which covers Coast Guard units located in
downtown Boston and the South Shore. There are significant
differences among the rates. Know your BAH entitlement before
entering into a lease.
Allowance for Housing (BAH) and
Local Housing Officer
Molly L. Kammerer
427 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
Housing Specialist Manager
Ms. Christine Reilly
Housing Management Assistant
Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH)
UPH Check-in hours:
0700 - 1530 in the UPH
office, and 1530-2200 with the duty section.
Sat-Sun, and Holidays.
0700 - 2200 with the duty Section.
The UPH Office is located on
the third deck of Building 1, and the OOD office is located on the
second deck of Building 1.
Personnel arriving outside of the posted hours will not be
guaranteed a check-in.
If you intend to arrive after 2200 please call and make arrangements
with the Base OOD 617-223-3333.
USCG Base Boston (ph)
427 Commercial St.
Boston, MA 02109