Applying for Privatized Housing
Although there may be a waiting list, everyone is encouraged to file a housing application. Applications are accepted from both families and qualified bachelors.
Please provide a copy of your orders, your detaching or reporting endorsement. Service Members with dependents should also provide a copy of your page 2 or other official documentation listing dependents. A Power of Attorney (POA) is required if your spouse is going to handle the paperwork. You will also be required to submit a Sex Offender Policy Acknowledgement and Disclosure form.
Applications are accepted prior to detachment from your current command. The application can be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or hand carried. Applications are available from your current Housing Service Center (HSC) or here on this website.
Once your application is received, your name will be placed on the appropriate Public-Private Venture (PPV) referral wait list. You will be notified of receipt of your package by an acknowledgment card, e-mail or phone call providing you with an expected wait time and noting any paperwork that you need to submit. Your effective date (control date) on the list is the date of detachment from your last permanent change of station (PCS) duty station or date you report to your local command. This is the date that determines the precedence on the applicable list. Service Members with the same control date will be placed on the list in order of seniority. In order to keep that date, you must report to the HSC no later than 30 days after your ultimate report date to your new command. After 30 days, your control date will be the date you file your application.
If you have an Exceptional Family Member (EFM) Level IV or higher, please make a notation on your application. This will advance your name on the list to just below the “freeze zone.” Please note that the top 10 percent of the list is designated as the “freeze zone.”
Bedroom entitlement is based on pay grade and family composition. Local policy is one bedroom per child.
Separate PPV referral lists are maintained for each category of housing and, within each category, by bedroom entitlement. There are no one- or five-bedroom lists. Referral of Service Members to Balfour Beatty Communities for homes will be made in accordance with the waiting list. Any waiting list exceptions must be reviewed and approved.
When Balfour Beatty Communities has a vacancy, we will refer the next person on the applicable list ready for assignment to Balfour Beatty Communities. Housing families in privatized housing is the first priority, but if there are no families ready to accept housing when a home is available, a single Sailor, geographic bachelor or other priority will be referred for the home. Referrals other than families will pay market rent that is determined by Balfour Beatty Communities. Security deposits, pet deposits, application fees and eligibility requirements may apply.
If you have filed a housing application and temporarily have to find a rental in the local community, remember you are responsible for keeping the Navy HSC apprised of your address, phone number and the date you will be available to be referred to Balfour Beatty Communities for a home. Once your name has been reached on the referral list (based on the information you provide regarding you availability) you will be referred to Balfour Beatty Communities for a home. Please read the information provided below regarding courtesy moves and turndowns.
To get current wait times you can call us at 855-622-1976 (toll-free) or 207-438-2732 (commercial).
Instra-Station Move Entitlement:
The Navy provides an intra-station move for families moving into PPV housing under the following circumstances:
- Eligible member applies for housing and checks in with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard HSC 30 days of reporting aboard. If housing is not available at that time and the Service Member has to find housing in the local community, the Service Member will be eligible for an intra-station move into housing when it becomes available after the date the Service Member states they are available for housing (based on lease, etc.).
- If the Service Member is not eligible for housing when transferring to this area, but becomes eligible due to change in status, the Service Member must apply for housing within 30 days of eligibility. If housing is not available at the time of application and the Service Member has to find housing in the local community, the Service Member will be eligible for an intra-station move into housing when it becomes available after the date the Service Member states they are available for housing (based on lease, etc.)
Based on Commander, Navy Installations Command policy, a Service Member forfeits their entitlement to a courtesy move under the following circumstances:
- The Service Member fails to apply or check-in with the HSC within 30 days of reporting in to his or her command.
- The Service Member fails to apply for housing within 30 days of becoming eligible for housing.
- The Service Member is contacted for referral to Balfour Beatty Communities for a PPV home and turns down the home.
- The Service Member is contacted for referral to Balfour Beatty Communities and indicates he or she is going to sign another lease with the landlord, but is still interested in remaining on the waiting list for consideration in the future.
You will be required to sign a statement saying you were briefed and understand the above courtesy move policy and that if you decline a second offer for a PPV home, your application is cancelled and your name is removed from the PPV referral wait list. You will be allowed to make a reapplication 6 months from the date you refused the 2nd offer. Your new control date will be established as-of the date of your reapplication.