The Family Housing Office, in Building 960 on Ballard Street between Yorktown and Saratoga avenues, assigns public quarters to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for on-base family housing, a military member must have a legal dependent who will reside with him or her for at least nine consecutive months out of the year. NAS Jacksonville accepts applications from members stationed at NAS Jacksonville and tenant commands, as well as independent duty personnel within a one-hour commute during rush hour. Three- and four-bedroom quarters are available but with waiting lists ranging from approximately three to six months depending on time of the year.
Eligible personnel may apply for housing and confirm their applications within 30 calendar days of report date in order to receive their PCS detaching date for placement on the housing waiting list. An application consists of a DD 1746, available at any housing office, a copy of the member’s current orders and a certification of dependents (usually a Page 2). Copies of detaching endorsement and reporting endorsement are also required for confirmation.
Send the application to Housing Officer (Code 040R), Building 960, P.O. Box 33, NAS Jacksonville, FL 32212-5000. The phone number is 904-542-2996 or DSN 942-2996; the fax number is 904-542-4253 or DSN 942-4253.
Housing Referral Office
In accordance with current directives, it is mandatory that all military personnel report and be processed through the Housing Referral Office prior to the execution of a commitment for obtaining private housing.
The Housing Referral Office was established to provide military personnel authorization to reside in the civilian community with a personalized and conveniently available service to assist them in locating suitable, nondiscriminatory off-base housing. Dependents will be afforded all possible assistance in the same manner as would be afforded the sponsor. The Housing Referral Office, in Building 960, is a check-in point for NAS Jacksonville, and all personnel drawing BAH and desiring to reside off base must have their check-in slip endorsed by this office. Housing Referral Office hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Housing Referral Office maintains listings provided by real estate agents and individual owners of off-base housing consisting of apartments for rent and houses and mobile homes for rent or sale. Personnel reporting to the Jacksonville area will find off-base housing varying in price depending upon size, condition and location. The southwest section of Jacksonville and the Orange Park area of Clay County are heavily populated by military personnel due to their proximity to NAS Jacksonville.
Balfour Beatty Communities at NAS Jacksonville
Balfour Beatty Communities offers military families outstanding housing choices with 302 privatized homes in two neighborhoods.
Patriots Point is a 264 single-family and townhome neighborhood designated for E-1 through E-9 and 0-1 through 0-5. These three- and four-bedroom homes range from 1,700 to 2,329 square feet and feature 2.5 baths, fully equipped kitchens, laundry rooms with washer and dryer hookups, garages and storage sheds.
River Oaks’ 38 single-family homes are designated for 0-1 through 0-3, W-1 through W-4, 0-4 through 0-6 and 0-7 residents. These three- and four-bedroom homes range from 1,700 to 3,525 square feet and feature two to three baths, fully equipped kitchens, laundry rooms with washer and dryer hookups, other specialty rooms, garages or carports and outside storage.
The Navy manages the application of housing and the waiting list. The partner makes the assignment and is responsible for all property management and meeting all residents’ day-to-day housing needs. Visit Balfour Beatty Communities at www.nasjacksonvillehomes.com for floor plans and other neighborhood-specific information regarding privatized housing at NAS Jacksonville.
Unaccompanied Housing 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, commissary, McDonald’s and the NEX food court.
Unaccompanied Housing provides for about 1,600 service members in two buildings. Buildings 822 and 846 offer permanent party billeting for eligible unaccompanied 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.
Building 822 serves as the check-in point for both buildings. They are manned 24 hours a day and provide linen to all new check-ins. As an added convenience to residents, there are lounges equipped with televisions, video games, Internet and vending machines.
For additional information, call 904-542-8195/8196 or fax 904-542-0910. The DSN prefix is 942.