The RPP is an agreement between the Housing Services Center (HSC) and landlords to aid in defraying some of the costs incurred by relocation. Housing units which are offered in the RPP are evaluated, inspected and qualified to meet the highest standards by the Navy HSC. The RPP is available to both families and unaccompanied service members.
Contact your local HSC to see if they participate in the RPP and discuss specifics.
The Rental Partnership Program (RPP) is an agreement between the Housing Service Center (HSC) and community housing landlords. It is designed to provide Service Members with suitable and affordable off-base housing and aid in defraying some of the costs incurred by relocation. Housing units which are offered in the RPP are evaluated, inspected and qualified to meet the highest standards by the Navy HSC. The RPP is available to both families and unaccompanied Service Members.
Tenant Eligibility and Requirements
Generally, all full-time active duty Service Members married or single and who are drawing basic allowance for housing (BAH) are eligible to participate in the RPP.
- The Service Member is required to have a minimum of 6 months to 1 year left on end of active obligated service (EAOS) and projected rotation date (PRD) (depending upon normal lease period for the area).
- If single, Service Members E4 and below with less than 4 years of active duty service must have approval from their current command to live off-base (BAH approval from the HSC is also required).
To get started with finding properties in the RPP, the Service Member should come to the HSC with their orders, leave and earnings statement (LES) and a copy of their page 2 to be properly counseled on their eligibility and requirements.
Benefits to the Tenant
The program offers Service Members special rental benefits. The RPP varies at each Installation, and typical benefits may include:
- Homes are inspected by our HSCs and pre-approved as suitable, safe and affordable for Service Members.
- Discount on rental rates.
- Waiver of or reduced security and utility deposit costs.
- No or reduced application fee or credit check fee.
- Rent payments via allotment.
- No income requirements (as long as the Service Member is receiving BAH in accordance with his or her current rank).
- Lease cannot be denied to a Service Member due to a negative credit check (only a poor reference from a previous landlord).
Landlord Eligibility and Requirements
Homeowners, landlords and property managers are encouraged to learn more about enrolling in the RPP by discussing it with their local Navy HSC. Flexibility is offered to the landlord, but the following rules must be met in order to participate:
- Landlord has a clean record with the HSC.
- The property meets codes and Commander, Navy Installations Command listings inspection requirements.
- Willing to offer a discount in rent (this varies by location, but is usually 5-15 percent off the advertised rate).
- Willing to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to the RPP terms.
- Understands that the RPP does not and cannot guarantee occupancy.
Benefits to the Landlord or Property Manager
The goal of the RPP is to have both the tenant and landlord benefit, making this a mutually beneficial arrangement. The RPP varies at each Installation, and typical benefits may include:
- Expanded marketing (listing of RPP properties given to Service Members, etc.) of the property by the HSC.
- Applicants must have permanent orders for the minimum negotiated lease period at the arriving duty station.
- Rent must be paid by allotment.
- Eligibility for housing verified through the HSC.
To find out whether your Installation participates in the RPP program, and to find out program specifics in your area, contact your local Navy HSC.