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    NS Norfolk, VA Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    The military provides two options for the use of your Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH). The first is living on base. Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off base.

    • The Housing Services Office (757) 445-2832. Contact the HSO as soon as you know you are moving. You will be provided with the latest information on local housing as well as referral services and relocation assistance. They offer counseling and guidance before entering into a lease agreement and help resolve tenant-landlord disputes.

    On Base Housing ( Rent On Base )

    • Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) (757) 322-9500/9506 can assist single service members with room assignment and check-in requirements.

    • NS Norfolk on-base housing is privatized and managed by Lincoln Military Housing (757) 447-9025/9463, which offers 10 neighborhoods with a variety of home styles and sizes based on rank and family needs. Home amenities may include: fenced yard, washer/dryer hookups and additional storage shed. The community features sport courts, lap pool, parks, picnic areas and more.

    Off Base Housing
    If you're looking to rent off-post rather than purchase a home, check out our database for available rentals.

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    Surrounding Areas
    Hampton Roads is the most populated area in southern Virginia; the city of Norfolk is actually the second most populated city in the state, behind Virginia Beach, with a population of 243,000. It is located on the Elizabeth River in the Chesapeake Bay. Cities within a 30-40 minute commute include Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Newport News, Hampton, and Poquoson across the James River. Traffic is notorious for slowing down commutes, especially at rush hour, so a typical drive to work may take much longer. This is thanks to the densely packed cities and high number of military installations; the trade-off may be that the area is usually sensitive to the military lifestyle. 

    About the Installation
    Naval Station Norfolk supports naval forces in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean. NS Norfolk is the largest naval station with over 75 ships, the highest concentration in the entire Navy, and nearly 300 flights every day. This station is located near Norfolk, Virginia.