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Community Housing

Unaccompanied personnel considering off-base housing must first contact the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Housing Service Center (HSC).  The HSC is prepared to assist unaccompanied personnel who are authorized to earn basic allowance for housing (BAH) or overseas housing allowance (OHA) find a home in the community.

Portsmouth NavyalShipyard housing can do the following for You:

  • Maintain unaccompanied personnel affordable housing listings.
  • Provide roommate assistance. 
  • Provide lease assistance.  In some cases, the HSC offers favorable rents and security deposit agreements.
  • Support mediated disputes with landlords or roommates.


Roommates are a great way to lower expenses.  The HSC skilled staff provides tips, so your house sharing experience will be a pleasant event.

Local area apartments are generally available, affordable and convenient to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  To see available listings visit the HSC office. 

Other important information:

  • Using off-base housing you will be able to utilize BAH.  Find the current BAH rate.
  • Interested in purchasing property?  The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) provides information and classes on home buying.
  • Need additional information?  Contact the HSC

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