BASE DETACHMENT BORINQUEN
Welcome to Housing Department!
Detachment Borinquen Housing Office - (787) 890-8470
Coast Guard San Juan HHG Coordinator - (787) 729-2316
Work Order Request
Overview: Base housing is located less than a mile from the Air Station. Housing Units are comprised of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom family quarters. Quarters are governed by family size as outlined in COMDTINST M11101, and Base Detachment Borinquen Housing Manual.
Assignment to Housing: All Coast Guard active duty personnel, accompanied and unaccompanied, are expected to live in Coast Guard owned housing upon acceptance of orders to Air Station Borinquen. Exceptions may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Historically, approval to live off-base and receive OHA has been granted to single members, with no dependants, E-6 and above. Current Inter-Service Support Agreements provide housing to Army and Air Force personnel/families.
Express Shipments (unaccompanied baggage): This shipment can be delivered while receiving TLA awaiting assignment to housing. Household Goods (HHG) cannot be delivered until housing assignment has been made. In extreme cases, members have been on TLA, without HHG, for several months. Speak to your servicing SPO about unaccompanied baggage entitlements and utilize to the maximum extent.
HOUSING APPLICATION PROCESS
*Process is the same whether requesting “assignment to” or “release from” housing
When PCS orders are received, all incoming personnel must fax or email the following documents to the BQN housing office:
1. Housing Application (DD-1746)
2. Copy of your BAH Dependency Data Form from your Yeoman.
3. Copy of your completed Orders.
Housing Fax: (787) 890-8463. Main Housing line (for email address): (787) 890-8470.
Your sponsor is also a valuable asset for general inquiries and concerns regarding Borinquen housing.
Appliances: Family housing units are equipped with air conditioners, electric stoves, and refrigerators; however, you may ship your own refrigerator. Accompanied personnel must provide their own washer/dryer.
Furniture: While almost any type of furniture is acceptable, keep in mind that Puerto Rico is in the tropics; termites and corrosion are a threat. Storage space is limited in family units, consider leaving a portion of your household goods (HHG’s) in government non-temporary storage INCONUS. Personnel should check with housing and/or sponsors before shipment of HHG's.
HHGs: For members E-5 and below assigned to UPH, there is an administrative weight limitation of 2500 lbs., per the Joint Federal Travel Regulation. Members E-7 and above assigned to UPH have the option of shipping HHG’s up to the prescribed weight allowance, but should consider the size of their UPH housing and the option to place HHG’s in non-temporary storage prior to departing their previous unit.
Bedroom - Queen size bed, dresser with mirror, desk with hutch, night table and lamp.
Living/Dining Room - Full sofa, love seat, two end tables, table with chairs, entertainment
Kitchen – Clothes washer & dryer, refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and
airconditioners in living room and bedrooms.
Laundry – Washer and Dryer
Air Conditioning – Living room and bedrooms
Base Detachment Borinquen
260 Guard Road
Aguadilla, PR 00603