Military Member Eligibility:
NAF Atsugi stationed personnel with accompanying bona fide family members who have received dependency status and/or dependent entry approval, and will reside with the sponsor for nine consecutive months or more each year. The following are the documents required for you to apply for Military Family Housing (MFH).
1. Housing application DD Form 1746
2. PCS Orders
3. Dependent Entry Approval or Command Sponsorship Approval
4. Detaching Information Report (L20/L01 Activity Loss, from last Permanent Duty Station (PDS))
5. Page 2 (Record of Emergency Data (RED))
6. Marriage Certificate (married after arrival member)
7. Pregnancy Certificate (single pregnant member)
8. Valid Power of Attorney (POA) for your spouse or representative if sponsor is absence
Note 1: When you apply for MFH, other supporting documents maybe required on a case-by-case basis
Civilian Member Eligibility:
NAF Atsugi stationed employees of the U.S. Forces Japan who have transportation agreement, drawing Living Quarters Allowance (LQA), and are accompanied with Command Sponsored bona fide family members who will reside with the sponsor for nine consecutive months or more each year are eligible to make application for MFH. Application does not guarantee assignment. The following are the documents required for you to apply for MFH.
1. Housing Application DD Form 1746
2. DoD Travel Orders
3. Transportation Agreement DD Form 1617
4. Letter of Employment
5. Dependent Entry Approval or Command Sponsorship Approval if applicable
7. Valid POA for your spouse or representative if sponsor is absence
Note 1: When you apply for MFH, other supporting documents maybe required on a case-by-case basis
Note 2: Civilian employees normally will be expected to rely on surrounding civilian communities for housing support whether stationed in the Contiguous United States (CONUS), Hawaii, U.S. territories and possessions, or foreign areas. Where the Housing Authority (HA) determines appropriate and adequate community services and support facilities do not exist, are substandard, or cannot be enjoyed without restriction, housing will be allocated to provide reasonable and equitable treatment to both eligible military personnel and eligible U.S. citizen civilian employees. Where applicable, Fair Market Rental rates will be established in accordance with local instruction. Local HA will establish policy for collection of rental payment.
If you would like to send your application form and required documents in advance, you are more than welcome to do so. We will hold your application and that will be activated on a waiting list AFTER you reported to your new command on board NAF Atsugi. Your name will not go on a waiting list until after you have arrived, reported to your new command and completed the application process with counselor.
Members checking-in in person will be placed on a waiting list AFTER you reported to your new command. Member, spouse or designated representative with POA must visit the housing office with required documents and see an on-base counselor for applying to the Family Housing waiting list. House offer and assignment will be completed with the counselor.
Members reporting to deployed units: Application and documents may be made by letter, fax, email or message and by a designated representative with POA. The application needs to be annotated to show that the unit is deployed. Members will report to AHSC within 30 days of return from deployment.
The number of bedrooms is based on pay grade & family composition. For example, member, spouse and two children are qualified for a three-bedroom. All senior officers (O6) are eligible for minimum of four-bedroom. All field grade officers (O4 & O5), chief warrant officers (W2-W5), limited duty officers (LDO), junior officers with nine-years prior enlisted service, and senior enlisted (E7-E9) personnel are eligible for a minimum of three-bedroom regardless of family composition.
Control Date & Waiting List Placement:
1. Military member’s *Control Date will be usually date detached from last PDS, activity loss departure date. You must apply to the waiting list within 30 days of reporting to your new command in NAF Atsugi. (*Control date is the effective date of eligibility for MFH). Control date determines the position on a waiting list and waiting time period. Older date is better for you and higher position on the list. If you fail to apply for MFH within 30 days, your control date will be the actual date of application (walk-in date). You still start at the bottom of the waiting list and you will not be authorized for a government funded local move from your off-base residence.
2. Civilian member’s *Control Date will be usually effective date on SF50. You must apply to the waiting list within 30 days of reporting to your new command at NAF Atsugi. (*Control date is the effective date of eligibility for MFH). Control date determines the position on the waiting list and waiting time period. If you fail to apply for MFH within 30 days, your control date will be the actual date of application (walk-in date) and you will not be authorized for a government funded local move from your off-base residence.
Availability and Estimated Waiting Time Period:
The waiting times are estimates and subject to change daily. Please call or email us for more information.
House Offer & Assignment, Important!!:
There will be an initial waiting list based on your pay grade and bedroom eligibility. No preference for location or type/style or the accommodation of dogs will be considered on the first offer of on-base housing. You will be offered the next available unit at the earliest move-in date unit. The first offer could be a high-rise for you even if you have a dog. House offer and assignment are based on your pay grade and family composition listed on your Dependent Entry Approval. You either accept and move-in or you may refuse the first offer. If you refuse the first offer, then you will have a preference on a list with same control date. Second offer will be your preferred type/style from the categories you are eligible for. If you decline the second offer, your name will be removed or placed at the bottom of the list and control date will be the reapplication date.
Note 1: Declining the first offer will be the termination of Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA). Please remember, if you refuse the first offer of on-base housing, TLA will stop after 30 days from the date you signed the refusal paperwork or earliest available date of the unit offered, whichever is later. Possibly, you will have to pay for the lodging expense from the 31st day until 2nd offer unit’s move-in date or move to off-base housing.
Note 2: If you decline the first offer and reside in the local community then when you are moving back to on-base housing, the movement of your household goods is your expense (Self-Move).
Families with pets, especially dogs will have a very difficult time finding a suitable house. Bringing dogs may delay the occupancy of family members. Therefore, you should carefully consider not bringing your dog until you have obtained on or off-base housing. If the waiting time period is long, you may have to seek off-base housing and reside in the local community during the waiting time period. You may have a maximum of 2 registerable pets (dogs & cats) in government quarters. Cats are allowed in all on-base housing. Dogs are only allowed on the first two floors of Tower units, Garden Apartment, Townhouse. Kennel space is costly, availability is limited, and space for large dogs is few. All dogs and cats must be registered with the U.S. Army Veterinary Activity, Japan upon arrival. Camp Zama Veterinary Treatment Facility is located 4 miles from Atsugi, 20 min.by car.
Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA):
TLA accrual begins the day the member reports to the new permanent duty station. Paid TLA begins when member and family report to the new duty station. Member must check-in to AHSC to submit an application for on or off-base housing to be eligible for TLA after check-in to your new command. TLA cannot be initiated until after reporting to housing office and receive the on or off-base check-in briefing by counselor. TLA is normally granted to active duty members with command sponsored dependents and dual military couples. The purpose of TLA is to help defray the cost of meals and lodging while member is seeking off-base housing. TLA may be granted for 60 days. If member declines the first offer of on-base housing, the normal entitlement of 60 days will no longer apply. Instead, TLA will be terminated 30 days from refusal or the availability date of the unit offered, whichever is later. However, payment should not be made when sincere effort to obtain a private rental quarters has not been made. TLA is a reimbursable entitlement and paid in 10 day increments.
Delay of Family Arrival after Move-in Date:
Family members must arrive within 30 days from the move-in date, taking possession by head of household. And also on your move-in date, your housing allowance, BAH, LQA, OHA, TLA will be terminated.
Movements of your Household Goods (HHG):
Normally, most accompanied tour members are eligible for one time move by PCS Orders. This is from your last permanent duty station to on or off-base housing in Japan. However, if you reside in local community due to long waiting time period, you will be authorized for government funded local move for your HHG. There are two criteria that must be met in order to receive government funded local move into Family Housing from your off-base residence.
1. Member must apply for MFH waiting list within 30 days of reporting to NAF Atsugi.
2. Member must accept first offer of MFH.
If application is made after the 30 days or do not accept first offer of MFH, subsequent move into MFH will be solely at your expense (Self-Move).
Government Furniture & Appliances:
1. All Members with dependents: Duration of your tour, housing office will provide appliances free of charge to all eligible members such as a refrigerator, electric range, dishwasher, and clothes washer & dryer for on-base residents. If you have some problems with government appliances, please contact housing furniture & appliances section, Local 0467-63-3887 / DSN 264-3887.
2. Furniture can also be provided on a Temporary basis. Your HHG must be in Transit to be eligible for temporary furniture. You can borrow our furniture up to 90 days or until your HHG shipment arrives whichever occurs earlier. Housing will deliver and pick-up for you. If you have no HHG shipment arriving, you have to purchase your own furniture. Please take good care of government property. In case of loss or excessive damage, you will be responsible financially.
Guest stays exceeding 72 hours must be requested in advance in writing for family and friends with the intent of social visits only. Social visits exclude visits for the purpose of residency, housekeeping, and childcare or care of indigent persons. Social visits by guests other than dependent family members of military, DoDDS or DoD personnel that are not command sponsored will be limited to 60 days per guest in a 365-day period beginning with the date of the first guest pass issued for each guest. Requests for visits in excess of 60 days will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and must be pre-approved by Local/Tenant/Commander, NAF Atsugi. All requests for visits in excess of 60 days must be in writing from the sponsor/resident, via the sponsor/resident's command and the Housing Service Center. No guest may be sponsored by a second sponsor/resident in the same 365 day period. A sponsor/resident drawing any type of housing allowance may visit another MFH sponsor/resident, not to exceed 10 days per 365 day period. Unaccompanied or bachelor personnel are not authorized to occupy Family Housing.
Japanese nationals or individuals with Japanese resident visas may be a guest in MFH not to exceed 60 days in a 365 day period beginning with the date the first guest pass is issued for each guest. Guest passes shall not be issued for visitors when the intent of the visitation is to obtain dependency or command sponsorship for the visitor. Authorization for dependency and/or command sponsorship shall be obtained prior to the intended bona fide family member's entry into Japan.
Visitors/Guests Medical Care for Financial Responsibility:
Visitors/Guests who are not registered in DEERS are not entitled to medical care. In the event of an emergency, visitors may still be referred to a local host nation facility (Japanese medical facility), especially if follow up care is required. They will be billed as a pay patient. Additionally, visitors are not eligible for pharmacy services. Ensure visitors plan ahead and have a supply of medication needed during the visit. If medication is necessary, the prescription will need to be filled at a host nation facility.
The cost of both emergent care at U.S. Navy Hospital and/or any host nation civilian care is the sole responsibility of the patient or the patient's sponsor. Visitors should first check with their current insurance carrier to ensure that their policy covers both inpatient and outpatient services overseas. If there is no such coverage, it is required that the visitor obtain appropriate travel health insurance prior to visiting.
Host nation facilities will require payment in full, in Japanese Yen, at the time services are rendered. Visitors can then file with their individual insurance company for reimbursement.
Note 1: All guest/visitors must have medical insurance documentation which shows coverage for a minimum of $100,000 and for international travelers to the country of Japan. Please purchase this type of medical insurance at the air port and/or in your departing country if your current medical insurance does not cover overseas, Japan.
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