Economy housing consists of a wide variety of apartments and villas which are single-family dwellings. Some apartments are duplexes or quadruplexes, etc., and there are a growing number of "villettas" or townhouse-type units. The majority of properties are unfurnished, however, there are a limited number of furnished properties available. In Italy, tenants usually provide their own appliances, cabinets, wardrobes, and transformers. Many service members do not bring these items with them, and the costs are prohibitive, therefore, the Navy has established the Partial Full Tour Furnishings (PFTF) program to help. Move In Housing Allowance (MIHA) is also paid to service members to assist with economy housing move-in costs.
The following economy housing services are available upon your arrival and check in with the Housing Service Center (HSC):
Showing Service: The HSC provides showing services of available rentals. You can certainly find a house on your own, but you MUST check in with the Housing Service Center within two days of arrival. You are not permitted to use the services of a realtor who is not on the HSC "Approved Realtor List." NSA Naples Instruction 11101.9 requires that all leases be negotiated through the Housing Services Center. Disregarding this policy will affect your Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) eligibility.
The HSC has prepared a data base of all properties listed through the Naples and Gaeta Housing Offices. Property owners come to our offices to list their homes. Once we have a new listing, our Inspectors visit the property to verify the property meets our standards. If the property meets our standards, it is placed in our reference system and is available for lease (pending a safety inspection). Once you have selected the properties you wish to view, the HSC will contact the landlord and set up an appointment for showing. This will not take place on the same day. All rentals listed by the Housing Service Center are inspected for suitability and utility connections.
Lease Negotiations: Once you have selected a prospective home, HSC staff will set an appointment for lease negotiations between you and the landlord. An HSC counselor will help you negotiate a fair rental price, verify the presence of the Military Clause, and ensure compliance with Italian law. The counselor will also help you identify any improvements you want, your responsibilities and those of the landlord. Note: The lease agreement is solely between you and the landlord. The HSC only assists with the negotiations.
Interpreting/Translating: The HSC provides translation as well as clerical assistance and advice in preparing and negotiating amendments and termination of formal leases. Please call us prior to making any kind of commitment or renegotiations.
Liaison with Utilities: During the course of your stay and when you prepare to PCS, the HSC will serve as your liaison with local utility companies. Your lease negotiator will set up electricity contracts. If authorized, the lease negotiator will also enter you into the system at the NEX to enable you to purchase fuel coupons for heating and to arrange fuel delivery.
Mediation: If disputes with landlords arise, the HSC will mediate.
Partial and Full Tour Furnishing Program (PFTF): Your Housing counselor will make arrangements for loaner furniture and Partial Full Tour Furnishings (PFTF).This program provides both accompanied and unaccompanied personnel with an AFN decoder, stove, microwave oven, refrigerator, washer, dryer, kitchen cabinet (hutch), 2 transformers, 1 wardrobe per family member, and an extra wardrobe for active duty member uniforms for your full tour.
For more detailed and updated information about our services, call us at DSN 314-629-4466 or Commercial 011-39-081-811-4466.
You can also learn more about the check-in and check-out process by following the links below.