The Department of Defense (DoD) policy is to rely on the local community near military installations as the primary source of housing for military families.
To meet this requirement, the Great Lakes Navy Housing Service Center (HSC) provides military personnel and their family members with off-base civilian private sector community housing referral services.
The Great Lakes Navy HSC provides military personnel and their family members with information on the availability of rental housing located within the local off-base civilian community, pertinent information regarding lease contract practices that are state specific and other programs in place to aid in obtaining community rental housing.
The Great Lakes Navy HSC maintains a current data base of available off-base community sale and rental properties. Listings are available for all incoming military personnel and their family members who visit the Navy HSC. All rental housing properties maintained by the Great Lakes Navy HSC are inspected for suitability by housing referral professionals employed at the Navy HSC.
Some of the other housing referral services that the Great Lakes Navy HSC provides are:
- Area maps.
- Telephones - local and DSN lines.
- Landlord mediation services.
- Relocation counseling.
- Public-Private Venture on-base housing referral.
For additional information on how the Navy HSC at Naval Station Great Lakes can assist you, please call (847) 688-3440, extension 134.