NAVAL STATION NEWPORT HOUSING: 8 ON BASE OPTIONS
By Chris Walker
IntroductionWelcome to Naval Station Newport and the lovely New England coast. Since the bay area around Newport is a coastal tourist area, things can get somewhat expensive and crowded during the tourist season. If you want to buy a home in the area, it’s a great investment. However, if it’s not the right time for you, on-base housing is always a safe, efficient, and pleasant option. Here’s a quick guide to the housing offered at Naval Station Newport.
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Naval Station Newport BAHBasic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is provided for you based on your rank and location. BAH is given if housing on Base is not available and you are looking at living in the surrounding area. The calculator below will help you figure out your BAH based on your rank, time in service, and duty station. You 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. To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Naval Station Newport BarracksThe Housing Service Center (HSC) on base has eight buildings with 1,169 rooms and 2,079 beds for permanent parties or students. Unaccompanied personnel should report to their tenant command and then the HSC front desk in Building 1312. Most personnel grades E-1 through E-4 will be required to live in unaccompanied housing. More senior personnel (including geographic bachelors) may stay in unaccompanied housing under certain circumstances however space is limited and there is a waiting list. For more questions, visit the Find Housing Office contact page.
Housing Service Center690 Peary St Newport, RI 02841
Phone: 1 (401) 841-2232
Hours: 0730-1600 Daily
Unaccompanied HousingMeyerkord Ave, Bldg 1312, 2nd Floor Newport, RI 02841
Phone:1 (4010 841-7577
Hours:0630-1600 Daily Naval Station Newport Housing Office Wait times for on-base housing average one month but can sometimes be longer. Contact the Housing Service Center for the most up to date information. Housing on base is a public-private partnership with Balfour Beatty Communities. The Navy manages your housing application and the waitlist. The Privatized Managing Partner manages the lease signing, property management, and meeting the residents' needs. You should always contact the Housing Service Center first to ensure you have all your paperwork in order to apply. You can apply for housing in a number of ways. Complete an online leasing inquiry, visit the Leasing Office located at 8 Constitution Ave, or contact a leasing specialist at 1 (401) 846-9977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Active Duty applicants will need:
- Housing application
- DD Form 1746
- Copy of orders
- Certification of bona fide family members. Examples of acceptable forms of documentation are the USN-Emergency Data application (Page 2); USMC NAVMC 10922; USA & USAF-DD Form 93; USCG-4170
Housing Service Center690 Peary St Newport, RI 02841
Phone:1 (401) 841-2232
Naval Station Newport Housing OptionsThere are eight neighborhoods with a total of 691 homes available in 2, 3, and 4 bedroom floor plans. Two of the neighborhoods are restricted to O6 and higher.
Note: Even though some neighborhoods may include all ranks, only certain units within that neighborhood may be available to certain ranks.
1. Coasters Harbor Island
Ranks:O6 This neighborhood has a variety of three, four, five, and even six-bedroom homes of unique historic charm. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Naval War College and enjoys incredible scenic views.
2. Coddington Cove
Ranks:All ranks, DOD Employees, This neighborhood features three and four-bedroom homes with full kitchens, a garage, washer/dryer connections, and access to playgrounds, a swimming pool, and a basketball court.
3. Farragut Field
Ranks:All ranks, military retirees, DOD employees Located just near Gate 1, it is close to several dining options. This neighborhood features three and four-bedroom homes with fenced-in backyards, a garage, and a porch.
4. Fort Adams
Ranks:All ranks, military retirees, DOD employees This neighborhood has three, four, and five-bedroom homes with fully equipped kitchens, fenced-in backyards, washer/dryer and is located near the Fort Adams State Park and Newport Bay walk.
Ranks:All ranks This neighborhood has two, three, and four-bedroom homes with garages, porches, and washer/dryer connections. There is a community center, playground, and pool.
6. Hart Field
Ranks:All ranks, military retirees, DOD employees Conveniently located near the Exchange, a playground, and basketball court, this neighborhood has three and four-bedroom homes with fully equipped kitchens, garages, and porches.
Ranks:All ranks This neighborhood has three, four, and five-bedroom homes with amenities to include master suites, patios, and garages. It is within walking distance to Melville Elementary School and a community center.
8. Naval Hospital
Ranks:O6 This small and exclusive neighborhood has beautiful and spacious five-bedroom historic homes with fireplaces, porches, large yards, and unobstructed coastal views. Centrally located on base near the Naval Hospital.
ConclusionNaval Station Newport is a gorgeous duty station. We hope this guide will help you get settled so you can enjoy your time in New England. Be sure to use the resources listed above to resolve any questions and make your transition a smooth one.
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