COAST GUARD HOUSING HONOLULU HAWAII: 4 OPTIONS NEAR THE BASE
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionSo you've been assigned orders to a new base, and now you're looking for a place to live. House hunting in the military can be challenging, especially if you're doing it from afar and don't know much about the area you're moving to next. Don't worry! Read on and use this guide to learn more about the housing options available to you at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu.
Suggested read:USCG Base Honolulu: In-Depth Welcome Center
BAH for Coast Guard Housing in Honolulu HawaiiYou can follow this link to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. This will help you create your budget and guide your home search. The BAH calculator will give you rates for Hawaii BAH with dependents and rates for unaccompanied personnel. To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Barracks for Coast Guard Housing in Honolulu HawaiiUnaccompanied personnel housing is for single enlisted personnel in the ranks of E4 or below. Personnel who are assigned to ashore units live in Kukui Hall aboard Coast Guard Base Honolulu on Sand Island. The unaccompanied personnel housing manager for Kukui Hall can be reached at 1 (808) 842-2975. Personnel who are assigned to afloat units will be assigned berthing aboard their ship when they check in. Unaccompanied personnel in the ranks of E6 or below who are assigned to COMMSTA Honolulu will initially be assigned quarters in NCTAMS BEQ if they are available. Visit the Coast Guard’s Base Honolulu website for more information.
Coast Guard Honolulu, Hawaii, Housing OfficeIf you will not be living in unaccompanied personnel housing, the Base Honolulu Housing Office should be one of your first stops. This office offers relocation services and information and support for military personnel and families as they move to their new base. Coast Guard members are required to check in with this office for information on housing procedures before they sign any leases for housing.
Base Honolulu Housing Office400 Sand Island Parkway Honolulu, HI, 96819
Phone:1 (808) 842-2022 or 1 (808) 842-2073
Military Housing for the Coast Guard in Honolulu, HawaiiThe Coast Guard has minimal government-owned housing in Hawaii. However, this housing must maintain full occupancy, so incoming members must check in with the housing office to ensure they are released from mandatory assignment to these housing units before they pursue other housing arrangements. Other military family housing in Hawaii is privatized. Privatized housing companies are responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing, and managing their military family communities. The Coast Guard does not have its own privatized military family housing in Hawaii, but has an agreement with Island Palm Communities (an Army housing partner). Island Palm Communities provides Coast Guard members the same assignment priority as Army members for its military family housing. Coast Guard members may also choose to pursue placements on Air Force and Navy military family housing waitlists as well. Navy family housing is provided by Ohana Military Communities and Air Force family housing is provided by Hickam Communities. For more information on Coast Guard housing, visit the Coast Guard’s Base Honolulu website.
Island Palm CommunitiesIsland Palm Community’s military family housing neighborhoods offer a variety of house styles and floor plans. Neighborhoods feature playgrounds, pools and spray parks, walking and jogging trails, community centers, and more. Applying for military family housing is easy, but don't hesitate to contact the leasing office if you have questions.
Island Palms Communities South Regional Office111 Seventh St. Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone:1 (888) 458-8933
Benefits of Living in Island Palm Communities• No application fees. • No credit checks. • No security deposit. • Convenient access to the commissaries, exchanges, and recreation facilities on area bases.
Island Palm Communities Housing Features and Amenities• Pet-friendly. • Kitchens have all major appliances. • Air conditioning. • Washer and dryers. • Utility allowance. • 24-hour emergency maintenance service. • Lawn care. • Waste and recycling collection.
Features of Island Palm Communities• Community centers with fitness facilities and special events and activities. • Swimming pool and splash park. • Playgrounds. • Basketball and tennis courts. • Skate parks. • Walking and jogging paths. • Dog park. *Housing amenities vary at each Island Palm Communities neighborhood. For more information, visit the Island Palm Communities website.
Island Palm Communities Near Coast Guard Base HonoluluCoast Guard Base Honolulu is located on Sand Island. The closest Island Palm Communities are found in Island Palm Communities’ southern region near Aliamanu Military Reservation, Fort Shafter, Red Hill, and Tripler Army Medical Center.
1. Aliamanu Military Reservation Military Family Housing
Ranks:JNCOs, SNCOs, SGMs, CSMs, CGOs, FGOs, SOs AMR housing includes duplexes, townhomes, and single-family homes with three to five bedrooms. Some units have lanais and garages.
2. Fort Shafter Military Family Housing
Ranks:JNCOs, CGOs, FGOs, SOs Fort Shafter housing includes duplexes, townhomes, and single-family homes with three to five bedrooms. Some units have lanais and garages.
3. Red Hill Military Family Housing
Ranks:Single service members, SGMs, CSMs, CGOs, SOs Red Hill has single-family homes with three to five bedrooms. Some single-family homes have lanais and garages. Two-bedroom, apartment-style units are also available at Red Hill for single service members.
4. Tripler Army Medical Center Military Family Housing
Ranks:SOs Tripler Army Medical Center military housing has single-family homes with four or five bedrooms and garages. Two-bedroom historic townhomes are also available for single service members.
ConclusionMoving to a new place can be stressful, but there are plenty of great housing options for the Coast Guard in Honolulu, Hawaii. You're sure to find the ideal housing for you and your family's needs. Housing in Hawaii is limited, so be sure to connect with the Base Honolulu Housing Office as soon as you receive your orders. This office can provide important information on housing availability in Hawaii and possible waitlists for housing. We hope you find U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu is soon home sweet home.
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