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Minimum Housing Standards

Navy Housing's Minimum Acceptability Standards – Navy CNICINST 11103.1 (Enclosure 2)

1. Location

a. Within 1-hour commute by a privately-owned vehicle during normal commuting hours, or within other limits to satisfy mission requirements.

b. Not in an area, subdivision or housing complex designated by the Commanding Officer as “unacceptable for health or safety reasons or included on a sanctions list.”

c. In an area determined by zoning authorities for residential occupancy.


2. Condition

a. Well maintained, clean, structurally sound and does not pose a health, safety or fire hazard. Meet local community life, health and safety standards for natural light, ventilation and egress from all habitable rooms. It must include fully operational smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and other safety features as required by State, Federal and Local codes.

b. Is a complete unit with private entrance, bathroom and kitchen for the sole use of its occupants. The kitchen, bathroom, living room and the bedrooms can be entered without passing through bedrooms. The kitchen has stove and refrigerator connections, and space for food preparation. At least one bathroom has a shower or bathtub, lavatory and flushable toilet.

c. Include air conditioning or similar type cooling system.

Include permanently installed, adequately vented, heating system. Heating and/or air conditioning systems may not be required in tropical climates or in geographic areas where heating/air conditioning systems are not historically included in construction practices or where not required by State, Federal or Local construction criteria.

d. Adequate electrical service to meet demands and required by State and Federal code.

e. Include washer/dryer connections in the unit or accessibility to laundry facilities in close proximity and located on the premises.

f. Include hot and cold running potable water. In some foreign areas, construction standards for community housing do not provide for potable running water. In such places, hot and cold running water shall be provided and a continuous supply of potable water shall be made available.

g. Sufficient sanitary and sewage disposal facilities.


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