and their families. Congressional and Department of
Defense policy requires that the civilian housing
market be the primary source of housing for military
personnel. Authority for construction of military
family housing occurs when the civilian housing
market cannot meet the needs of the local military
Military family housing Navywide numbers
more than 70,000 units.
Resource sponsorship (funding) of the Navy
Family Housing Program is under the Deputy
Chief of Naval Operations.
The Navy reviews its housing construction plan
annually based on a Military Family Housing (MFH)
survey sponsored by the Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (NAVFACENGCOM). There is a
continuing effort to get more funding to modernize
Navy policy concerning family housing is as
All military members with dependents,
including single parents attached to deployable
units, are eligible for MFH.
Single parents in MFH may receive authority for
A member married to a member not drawing
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and
assigned to ships homeported at the same
location may receive assignment to MFH.
A member married to a member simultaneously
deployed will have no requirement to vacate the
The basis for bedroom entitlement is on family
composition for enlisted personnel and junior
officers, but includes both rank and family
composition for assignment of senior officers.
Members can accept shelter payment for
housing foster children in MFH.
All members assigned to an unaccompanied
overseas tour have assurance of continued
occupancy in MFH.
Dependents of members who die in the line of
duty may keep housing without charge for 90
days from the death of the member.
Housing Referral Services
Every Sailor, with the receipt of permanent change
of station (PCS) orders, receives direction to check in
with Housing Referral Services (HRS) before
contracting for community housing. The HRS clerk
will help in locating safe, affordable community
housing when military housing is unavailable.
The following are additional services provided to
naval personnel by HRS:
Members may get a listing of available rental
Members may get a list of units/agents on the
sanction list. Members may not enter into
contract with agents on the sanction list.
Members may list their property for rent or sale.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
The objective of the Equal Opportunity
program is to promote positive command
morale and quality of life and to provide an
environment in which all personnel can
perform to the maximum of their ability
unimpeded by any institutional or individual
biases based on racial, ethnic, gender, or
As a petty officer, you are in charge of maintaining
good morale. You can only achieve this by treating all
people equally and by giving everyone an equal chance
to learn new skills and benefit from the many
opportunities available in the Navy. The Navys Equal
Opportunity (EO) Program assures that Navy
personnel have equal access to the opportunities and
rewards of the Navy organization. The EO Program
guarantees the rights of equality of opportunity and
treatment for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion,
gender, or national origin within constraints of the law.
Single parents in MFH may receive authority
for live-in housekeepers.