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Family & Community Housing

Commanding Officer
Housing Service Center, Bldg 960
Naval Air Station
PO Box 33
Jacksonville, FL 32212-5000
Hours:  Mon-Wed, Fri 0800-1700
DSN:  942-2996, Fax:  942-4253
Commercial:  (904) 542-2996, Fax:  (904) 542-4253

Unaccompanied Housing (UH)

Bachelor Housing
P.O. Box 11, Building 822 
Jacksonville, FL 32212-5000
DSN:  942-8195
Commercial:  (904) 542-8195 


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


Must Know

Contact the Housing Service Center (HSC) upon arrival for possible immediate assignment to family housing.

  • Balfour Beatty Communities allows two pets per family in on-base housing.  Some breed restrictions apply.
  • Do not cancel current homeowners' or renters' insurance.  Transfer coverage after you arrive.
  • Short-term rentals are very few and very expensive.  State laws require a minimum 7-month lease.
  • Utility deposits are required for most rentals.  Navy Federal Credit Union has deposit guarantee programs.
  • Most rentals have a $200-$400 non refundable pet fee.  A very limited number allow pets over 30 pounds and most have breed restrictions.
  • Visit your closest Fleet and Family Support Center for information, then contact your new command for a Welcome Aboard Packet and sponsor.
  • Storage for recreational vehicles is available through Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
  • Yellow Water housing is assigned by the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville housing office.
  • The Rental Partnership Program is now available for several off-base apartment complexes.  Bring your orders and most current leave and earnings statement (LES).
  • For more information on Balfour Beatty Communities please refer to their website


Estimated Wait Times for Family Housing (# of Months)

Type E1-E9 W1-O3 O4-O5
2-Bedroom 3-6 N/A N/A
3-Bedroom 3-6 0 N/A
4-Bedroom 3-6 0 12-18



Average Community (Off-Base) Housing Costs - Rentals

Type Deposit 1-BR 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR 5-BR Utilities
Apartment 0-1000 650 750 900 1100 N/A 110
Condominium 600-900 750 850 975 N/A N/A 125
Townhouse 0-900 N/A 750 875 N/A N/A 140
House 800-2000 N/A 825 1000 1300 1500 180



Average Community (Off-Base) Housing Costs - Purchase


2-BR 3-BR 4-BR 5-BR Utilities
Condominium 145,000 155,000 N/A N/A 140-200
Townhouse 145,000 155,000 N/A N/A 140-200
House 140,000 200,000 245,000 350,000 140-200


UH Overview

UH is conveniently located near the center of the base on Saratoga Street allowing immediate access to the main dining facility, chapel, gym and fitness center.  It's just a short walk away from the Navy Exchange (NEX), commissary, McDonalds and the NEX food court.  UH houses approximately 1,600 Service Members in two buildings.  Building 822 provides permanent party billeting for eligible unaccompanied personnel while building 846 provides accommodations for personnel temporarily assigned duty under instruction to the station or to tenant commands.  Accommodations are one or two persons to a room based on pay grade and square footage.  Building 822 serves as the check-in point for both buildings and is manned 24 hours a day.  Linen is provided for all check-ins.

As an added convenience to residents, there are lounges equipped with televisions, video games, Internet and vending machines.  Additional advantages to living on-base for single Sailors include the following: 

  • Safe.
  • Secure.
  • Close to work.
  • Centrally located.
  • Off-street parking.
  • Utility bills included.
  • Free laundry facilities.
  • Vending and recreational areas.
  • Close to NEX, Commissary, Galley, gym and pool.

For additional information, you can write to:  Bachelor Housing, Box 11, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL 32212-5000, or telephone (904) 542-8195 / 8196, or fax (904) 542-8630. The DSN prefix is 942. 


Related Links

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