Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) gives active service members two options for housing; living on post or finding a home off-post within the community.

    • Once you have orders to move, contact the Housing Services Center (757) 445-2802/2850. They can answer all of your housing questions and provide services such as referrals, resolving tenant-landlord disputes, and guidance for entering lease agreements.

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth On Post Housing (Rent On Post)

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

    • Norfolk Naval Shipyard 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.

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA Off Base Housing

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    Surrounding Areas
    The Hampton Roads area of southern Virginia played a major part in the state's early history and remains today as one of the busiest, most populated cities. Portsmouth is a key city in this area along with Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, and Virginia Beach. A handful of military bases are located here as well and housing is both affordable and easy to find. Due the heavy population of the area, traffic can build up quickly is notoriously slow at rush hour. Average commutes are usually in the 20-30 minute range, but can take longer at these times.

    About the Installation
    The Norfolk Naval Shipyard is also known as the Norfolk Navy Yard and is used primarily for building, remodeling and repairing the Navy's ships. Norfolk Naval Shipyard is the oldest and largest industrial facility and is located near Portsmouth, Virginia. The current shipyard covers over 1,200 acres and provides repair and modernization for every type of ship. It is also one of the few facilities that is able to dry dock a nuclear aircraft carrier.