CAMP ALLEN NORFOLK VA HOUSING: 4 ON-BASE OPTIONS (2021 EDITION)
By Chris La Porte
IntroductionWelcome to your new home at Camp Allen, located in Norfolk, Virginia. Home to both Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) and Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment (MCSFR), Camp Allen is considered the southern annex of Naval Station Norfolk–the largest naval station in the world. This 15-acre facility was once known as Camp Elmore and began as a Navy builders (Seabee) training site. The on-base options in this small community are limited, but housing resources are provided by Naval Station Norfolk that services the larger base around Camp Allen. We hope this guide is a valuable resource for you as you settle into your new living arrangements in the Camp Allen housing communities. You’ll find that your new home is surrounded by a charming port city located next to the Chesapeake Bay.
Suggested read:Camp Allen: In-Depth Welcome Center
Camp Allen BAHTo look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for additional zip codes, please follow this link. This is a great tool to help you create a budget and guide you through your home search.
Camp Allen BarracksFor unaccompanied personnel, Camp Allen uses the Housing Service Center and lodging of Naval Station Norfolk. Unaccompanied housing is available to pay grades E1-E3 and, depending on availability, E-4s as well. For unaccompanied personnel of rank E-4 and higher, they may find housing in the local community. All single service members must report to the UH Housing Service Center (HSC) front desk in building O22. Units include a full kitchen, stackable washer, and dryer, 26 inch TV, with two bedrooms and two baths for four residents. Common spaces are located at building X1 with cable TV and WIFI. Each room is cleaned, maintained, and fully furnished. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas, and there are no pets allowed in the barracks. The Unaccompanied Housing facilities strive to provide a personal residence that creates a comfortable, functional, and well-maintained home with a mission to take pride in the community.
Camp Allen Housing Service Center7924 14th Street, Building SDA-337 Personnel Support Mall, Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone:1 (757) 445-2832
Camp Allen Housing OfficeBecause Navy Station Norfolk runs the housing for Camp Allen, the first thing you should do once you relocate is head to the Housing Welcome Office at Navy Station Norfolk. There you will receive a warm welcome from a team of professionals looking to help take the stress out of relocating. You will get assistance here with all of your housing needs and any information you need on military relocation. The Housing Welcome Office provides services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement, and tenant-landlord disputes.
Camp Allen Housing Management Office7924 14th St, Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone:1 (757) 445-2832
Camp Allen Military Housing OptionsMilitary family housing at Camp Allen is a Public-Private Venture (PPV). This PPV is between the Navy and private real estate management company Lincoln Military Housing. Lincoln Military Housing is responsible for maintaining and managing the community neighborhoods that serve as homes to both Camp Allen and the larger Navy base surrounding it. There are four neighborhoods on base with multiple other options to choose from off-base as well. We advise you to contact the Housing Welcome Office as soon as you know that you are moving to Camp Allen. There, you will receive the latest information about privatized housing and help with the application process from the government housing team. You will also be informed about base-specific policies.
Lincoln Military HousingLincoln Military Housing offers homes in the community with two, three, four, and five-bedroom floor plans. There are many different floor plans and layouts in this well-kept community. Each neighborhood and rental house, duplex, or apartment comes with a set of amenities that will make you feel right at home. Each residence is also pet friendly with a 2 pet maximum for dogs and cats, although certain breed restrictions apply. Community amenities include playgrounds, parks, picnic areas, and walking paths. The base cafe, gym, and pool are located nearby as well. Within a 5 to 10 mile radius, there are numerous shopping centers, beaches, and entertainment of all sorts in Norfolk. And be sure to keep up to date with the community as there are many free community events hosted throughout the year. Applying here is similar to living in the local community. You will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease will include a military clause and a lease termination clause. Rent is paid by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the property manager. If your family has school-aged children, the housing on base has many options for schooling. Nearby, you will find Camp Allen Elementary, Granby Elementary, Larchmont Elementary, Mary Calcott Elementary, Sewells Point Elementary, Suburban Park Elementary, Willard Model Elementary, Northside Middle, Lafayette Winona Middle and Granby High. For those living off base, you will send students to a district appropriate based on location so it is important to research schools in the area before making a housing decision.
Camp Allen Family Homes with Lincoln Military Housing428 Ingram Loop Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone:1 (757) 447-9025
Saturday and Sunday:Closed
1. Breezy Point
Rank:O6 The Breezy Point neighborhood offers four-bedroom, single-family homes. They feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, vertical blinds, ceiling fans, a utility room with full-size washer/dryer hookups, fenced backyard, and a two-car garage.
Rank:O1-O5 The H-Quarters neighborhood consists of two-story townhomes. Each unit is either a three or four bedroom space that features vertical blinds and ceiling fans, a utility room with full-size washer and dryer hookups, a fenced in backyard, and single-car garage. The kitchens in these units feature granite countertops, cherry cabinets and a stainless steel appliance package.
3. Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC)
Rank:E1-E9 The JFSC community consists of three and four bedroom homes with updated kitchens and bathrooms, fenced in backyards and outside storage sheds. Select models have covered parking.
4. SP Enlist
Rank:E1-E9 While the SP Enlist may be on base it has the feel of being in the countryside. This community features brick historical townhomes with 4 bedroom floor plans with a few modern updates. Kitchens feature granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and ceramic floors. Amenities added to the home include washer and dryer hook-ups, new carpeting, ceiling fans in every room, front and back entry decks, fenced in backyards and single-car garages.
ConclusionWe know that relocating can be a stressful endeavor, but we hope this guide has given you a place to start while planning your move to your new installation at Camp Allen. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in Virginia, in one of the many great communities at Camp Allen. Always plan ahead and check availability based on rank and waiting lists through the Camp Allen Housing Service.
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