The NAVSTA Newport Housing Office is available to assist you with finding adequate housing for you and your family. We are available to provide information on both Privatized and Community Housing. Information on the privatized family housing (application forms and procedures, floor plans, photos, etc.) and our community housing program can be found at the NAVSTA Newport Housing Office website.
Community Housing Referral
The Housing Office maintains information on rentals/sales via the DOD sponsored Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) website. To customize a list of available properties in the private sector, visit http://www.ahrn.com. For a complete referral package, contact the Housing Office at 401-841-2233/3576 or DSN 841-3576/2233.
Leases and Deposits
Normally a one-year lease is required, but it is possible to rent on a monthly basis or short-term depending upon the particular rental. A security deposit equivalent to one month's rent is the common practice for the area. It is strongly advised that no military member sign a lease that does not contain a military clause. You are encouraged to have your lease agreement reviewed by the Housing Office or NWC Legal Office prior to signing it.
Military and Civilian Students (Accompanied)
NAVSTA Newport housing is a privatized housing site partnered with Balfour Beatty Communities. Balfour Beatty Communities manages and maintains all family housing at NAVSTA Newport. All students transferring to the NWC interested in moving into privatized housing should contact the Housing Office at commercial 401-841-2233 or DSN 841-2232.
To apply for privatized family housing while attending the NWC, please submit to the following appropriate forms and documentation:
- Navy: DD-1746 (Application for Assignment to Housing), Sex Offender Acknowledgement form, a copy of your orders and a copy of your page 2.
- Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard: DD-1746, Sex Offender Acknowledgement form, a copy of your orders and a copy of your DEERS Enrollment Form (DD1172).
- Air Force: DD-1746, Sex Offender Acknowledgement form and a copy of your orders (dependents should be listed on orders). This documentation should be submitted to the Housing Office via fax at 401-841-7138 or DSN 841-7138. You can also submit via email to email@example.com.
Geographic Bachelor (Military Students)
Navy Gateway Inn and Suites
The Consolidated Bachelor Quarters (CBQ) in Newport is comprised of officer and enlisted transient quarters, enlisted permanent party berthing and student officer geographic bachelor berthing. There is no permanent party berthing for officers.
Naval Station Newport has historically provided bachelor quarters (as available) for military students who come to NWC as geographic bachelors for the entire academic year (there are no accommodations for “short-term” geographic bachelors). NWC geographic bachelors are under “Duty Under Instruction” (DUINS) orders, and are housed in a permanent party protected status (currently at no cost to the resident). However, the buildings used for geographic bachelors are scheduled to undergo renovation in 2012.
***Due to the limited number of rooms available during the renovation, all 15 rooms are set up for double occupancy, i.e. two twin beds. The current policy is to have students who are Lieutenant Commanders / Majors and junior to be assigned two to a room. Commanders / Lieutenant Colonels and above will in most circumstances not share a room. Due to the limited number of rooms, it is incumbent upon any incoming military student who is considering attending NWC as a geographic bachelor to immediately contact the Dean of Students via email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you have any inkling from your service that you may be attending. The Dean and Deputy Dean of Students will determine who gets a room primarily based on BAH criteria. Those students coming from areas that have a high BAH relative to Newport, RI will be higher up on selection criteria than those students coming from a low BAH location. For example, based on 2013 BAH rates, a CDR coming from San Diego, CA may have a BAH of $3,117. That same CDR will have a BAH of $3,147 here in Newport, so he would only be earning an additional $30 per month to cover housing costs as a geographic bachelor. Whereas a Navy CAPT coming from Jacksonville, FL may have a BAH of $2,007 there and a BAH of $3,180 here; so that CAPT would have $1,173 of additional BAH to cover housing costs whilst a geographic bachelor in Newport. This hypothetical CAPT would be very low on the priority list, whereas the CDR would be much higher on that same list.
So, for any military students who believe they will be attending the Naval War College starting in August 2013 (even if you do not yet have orders), please email us as soon as possible, put Geographic Bachelor in the subject line and provide us with your current duty station and contact information. Get this information to us by 05 April 2013 as we will start the process of setting aside rooms based on the criteria above in mid-April so as to give those not selected as much time as possible to seek housing.**
There is a shared quarters option available through the Housing Office and the public/private housing venture. To find out more information on that option, contact NAVSTA Newport Housing Officer per the contact information above.
Unaccompanied Overseas Tour Assignments after Duty Under Instruction (DUINS)
Those students who are residing in privatized family housing and have received follow on orders to an unaccompanied overseas tour must contact the Housing Office to remain in their housing.
Staff/Faculty after DUINS
Those students who are residing in privatized family housing and receive orders to NWC staff, or another command in the geographic area, and wish to remain in housing must contact the Housing Office.
The Loan Locker, located in the Family Service Center, Building 1260, provides cots and "hospitality kits" (bed linens, blankets, dishes, coffeepot, silverware, etc.) for temporary use until household goods arrive. The Center is open from 0800 - 1630, Monday through Friday. Contact 401-841-2283 or DSN 841-2283 for more information.
For more information on what is available in the local communities, to include points of contact for area schools and the New England area, please visit the Fleet and Family Readiness
Shipment of Personal Property/Storage of Excess Furniture
If you plan to occupy government quarters and are assured that quarters are available to you, it is suggested that you review the size of the accommodations to which you will be assigned, and ship only those household goods as can be accommodated in the unit. The units are small and you may need to store excess furniture. The Personal Property Office handling your shipments will counsel you on these entitlements.
In those cases where goods are shipped to this area and cannot be used in government quarters, members desiring non-temporary storage should contact the Personal Property Office to arrange for storage. Government funded non-temporary storage of excess household goods is only available to those residing in government quarters.
Delivery of Household Goods
To avoid any unnecessary inconvenience or personal hardship, please us at 401-841-4896 or DSN 841-4896 or email@example.com
prior to your arrival in Newport, detailing your arrival plans. Letters should be addressed to:
Inbound Division, Personal Property Office
690 Peary Street
Newport, RI 02841
Modern motel-type accommodations which will sleep five and include kitchen facilities are available in Newport on a temporary basis for authorized personnel and their dependents traveling on permanent change of station orders. Each unit has two double beds and a couch that can be converted into a single bed. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-NAVY-INN or 401-849-4500. Pets, other than fish, birds in cages, or similar pets, are not allowed in the Navy Lodge.