Housing Division

Welcome to the Base Portsmouth Housing Office. We are located in the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) building at Base Portsmouth, 4000 Coast Guard Boulevard, Portsmouth, Virginia. The Housing staff is committed to providing outstanding services to our customers. 

 Name Role Number
John Rusch Area Housing Officer (757) 686-4044
Brenda Gentry Rental Partnership Program, Leased Housing, Housing Releases and Community Housing Referrals/Listings (757) 686-4047
Christopher Evans Housing Referral Network, Leased Housing, Housing Releases and Community Housing Referrals/Listings (757) 686-4081
DC1 Ryan Thorpe Owned Housing
Maintenance Coordinator
(757) 638-2794
Brandon Haywood UPH Manager (757) 638-2498
  Housing Office Fax (757) 686-405

Family Housing Options

Portsmouth-Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Chesapeake-Yorktown

There is no Coast Guard Owned housing in the area, so most CG personnel stationed in Hampton Roads draw BAH and live on the economy.

There is no mandatory assignment to government housing in the Hampton Roads area for members accompanied by their dependents. Our Servicing Personnel Offices require a written release from housing before drawing BAH and living on the economy. To acquire a release, you are required to submit an application for assignment to military housing, form DD-1746, along with a copy of your orders to Christopher Evans or Brenda Gentry.

Privatized Housing

 There are Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) barracks at Base Portsmouth, (757) 483-8538 and CG Station Little Creek (757) 464-9372, for single personnel at co-located units. To the greatest extent possible UPH must be fully utilized, with highest priority given to single members in pay grade E3 and below assigned to sea duty not otherwise allowed payment of BAH.  All single member E5 and below may be subject to mandatory assignment to the UPH to ensure maximum utilization, but every effort is made to release all member authorized payment of BAH. 

Housing Early Application Tool "HEAT"

Navy Housing has developed HEAT to assist service members and their families in applying for housing Navy-wide. HEAT allows service members and their families to get the housing application process started at one or more Navy installations online before or after they receive their Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. HEAT is available to any service members at all Navy installations. HEAT creates an easy user experience to connect with your destination. Spouses can use the application as well, needing only minimal information about their service members. http://www.cnic.navy.mil/HEAT

Rental Partnership Program (RPP)

RPP is a program designed to provide Military Personnel with off-base affordable Housing. All military personnel with at least one year remaining on active duty in the Hampton Roads area are eligible to apply. This program enables our members to rent on the economy at a reduced rental rate -5% below the current market rent. Members may or may not have to pay a security deposit and the member must pay the monthly rent by allotment. To apply for RPP you will need a copy of your current PCS Orders, Leave and Earnings Statement and Military ID Card.

Members wanting to set up RPP prior to reporting can do so by completing the following forms:

RPP Application and Statement of Understanding

List of CG RPP units:

RPP properties

Complete the RPP application and read and initial each paragraph of the RPP Statement of Understanding Check List. Sign, date and fax along with a copy of your current PCS Orders and Leave and Earnings Statement to (757) 686-4052. Call Brenda Gentry with any questions.

Single Personnel Housing Options

There are Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) barracks at Base Portsmouth, (757) 483-8538 and CG Station Little Creek (757) 464-9372, for single personnel at co-located units. To the greatest extent possible UPH must be fully utilized, with highest priority given to single members in pay grade E3 and below assigned to sea duty not otherwise allowed payment of BAH.  All single member E5 and below may be subject to mandatory assignment to the UPH to ensure maximum utilization, but every effort is made to release all members authorized payment of BAH. 

Voluntary Geographic Bachelors

Members transferring in who do not bring their legal dependents with them are not eligible for any type of government quarters. There is no UPH space available for voluntary geographic bachelors and you will be expected to procure your own residence on the economy. The Housing Office may be able to assist you with referrals and possible roommates, but cannot arrange any accommodations in CG or DoD owned quarters.

Referral Websites

The websites below can be very helpful in looking for your future residence. We know that the internet leaves out a lot of information, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. If you see something you are interested in please feel free to call the Housing Office to make sure the property is in a safe area and that no complaints have been received about the complex, landlord or location.

Looking to Rent or Buy?

Visit www.homes.mil to find housing before you pack! In Homes.mil you will find a variety of housing options to choose from. Listings include property descriptions, pictures, maps, links to local schools and contact information. If you would like to rent your home, sell your home for sale by owner, or are looking for another service member as a roommate in your current home, you may post an ad free of charge on the site.

Visit www.homes.mil to start searching or posting today!

Referral sources:

Temporary Lodging

Department of Defense Lodging: http://www.dodlodging.net/

Other Services Provided

Showing Service by appointment: We will provide transportation to individuals/families unfamiliar with the local area. Members requesting assistance will be driven around the area and shown apartments, houses, schools, and other community resources.

Inspection Service: We provide our military personnel inspection assistance when requested whether in the Rental Partnership Program or in a private lease on the economy. We will walk through with you and assist with documenting the condition of your unit. If check in and check out inspections of your apartment or house are not done you may find yourself paying for something that was damaged when you moved in. It is extremely important that you are present for the final check out inspection to clear up any discrepancies that may be found by management.