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Family & Community Housing

Attn:  Housing Service Center
Naval Shipyard Portsmouth
67 Philbrick Ave
Kittery, ME 03904
Hours:  Mon-Fri 0730-1600
DSN:  684-2732
Commercial:  (207) 438-2732, Fax:  (207) 439-5003
Toll Free: (855) 622-1976

Email:  NSYPortsmouthHousing@navy.mil


Unaccompanied Housing (UH)

DSN:  684-1749/2775
Commercial:  (207) 438-1749/2775 


HOMES.mil is a new official Department of Defense (DoD) website, dedicated to helping Service Members, families and DoD civilians find housing.  


Must Know

Family and bachelor Housing at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard are part of the Mid-Atlantic Region Community Support Program.

Family housing throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region has been privatized.  This initiative is called Public-Private Venture (PPV).  Our partner in Portsmouth is Balfour Beatty Communities.  Their overall goal is to provide high-quality housing for Service Members and their families.  Residents sign a lease and pay rent set at the Portsmouth basic allowance for housing (BAH) rate.  The website for Balfour Beatty Communities is http://www.nsyportsmouthhomes.com.

On behalf of the community support program manager, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard commanding officer and Balfour Beatty Communities, we look forward to assisting you during your transition to the Portsmouth Area. Please let us know how we can help make your transition a smooth one.

Everyone (families and bachelors) transferring to this area is required to check in at the Housing Service Center (HSC) located in the Balfour Beatty Communities Office at 67 Philbrick Ave., Kittery, Maine.  From Shipyard (gate 1), you take a right at the light onto Wentworth St.  Bear right at Catholic Church, onto Whipple Ave.  At the stop sign, cross Rte 236/103 onto Woodlawn Ave.  At the bottom of hill, turn right at the yellow house onto Wainwright Ave.  Take the next left onto Philbrick Ave.  Balfour Beatty Communities and the Navy HSC will be at #67 on your left.  Parking is located on the side of the building.  Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 0730 to 1600.  We are closed on holidays and weekends.


Estimated Wait Times for Family Housing (# of Months)


Type E1-E3 E4-E6 E7-E9 W1-O3 O4-O5 O6
2-Bedroom 1-2 1-2 1-2 6-12 N/A N/A
3-Bedroom 1-2 1-2 1-2 6-12 6-12 N/A
4-Bedroom 1-2 1-2 1-2 N/A 9-12 9-12
5-Bedroom N/A N/A N/A 6-12 6-12 6-12


Average Community (Off-Base) Housing Costs - Rentals 


Type Deposit 1-BR 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR 5-BR Utilities
Apartment 1 Month 900 1100 1300 N/A N/A 275
Condominium 1 Month 1000 1500 1800 N/A N/A 325
Townhouse 1 Month 1000 1300 1500 N/A N/A 325
House 1 Month N/A 1500 2000 2200 2500 375


Average Community (Off-Base) Housing Costs - Purchase 


Type 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR 5-BR Utilities
Condominium 165,000 176,000 N/A N/A 325
Townhouse 165,000 176,000 N/A N/A 325
House 199,000 235,000 165,000 290,000 375


Unaccompanied Housing Overview

Portsmouth Navy Shipyard has 1 building for permanent party personnel assigned to the shipyard, 2 dormitory buildings in support of students attending the 2-week SERE school and 3 Navy Gateway Inns and Suites buildings for transient personnel.  All spaces are fully furnished, and depending on the building purpose, provide a variety of amenities for resident comfort and convenience.


Depending on your assignment status (shore duty, sea duty, student, etc.) and pay grade, your options may include Navy unaccompanied housing (UH), dormitories or housing in the local community.

  • Sea and shore duty personnel within pay grades E1-E3 and E4 (with less than 4 years’ service) can expect to reside in permanent party UH.
  • Based on local conditions, 50 to 70 percent of assigned E4s with more than 4 years' of service may be housed in UH.
  • Students will reside in one of our student dormitories.
  • More senior personnel are expected to reside in the local community.

UH and dormitories are government-owned and managed housing.  Eligibility is based on your pay grade and BAH entitlement. 


Related Links

Military Homes Today
Military Homes Today is the official site of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) Partners.

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