Unaccompanied Housing



Depending on assignment status (shore duty, sea duty, student, etc.) and pay grade, unaccompanied housing (UH) options include barracks or dorms, and housing in the local community.


Most E1-E3 and E4 < 4 personnel are required to live in UH; E4s may be required to live on-base, space permitting. More senior personnel may be eligible to live in UH.  Additional on-base UH eligibility information can be found on the Navy Housing headquarters website.

There are many advantages to living on-base for single Sailors:

  • Secure
  • Safe
  • Close to work
  • Utility bills included
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Vending and recreational area


UH is conveniently located on NAS Patuxent River, housing approximately 204 personnel in one building.

Building 2818 consists of 73 market-style units with a full kitchen and living area. There are 4 ADA rooms and 3 multipurpose rooms with large screen televisions, games, and places to gather. Two designated reading rooms allow residents to escape their rooms and study or browse the internet. Other amenities include bike lockers, a grilling area, and an NCAA regulation-sized basketball court. Liberty Zone is centrally located for easier access by Sailors.

Each unit has wall-to-wall vinyl hardwood flooring and consists of two rooms, a living room and kitchen. Each room fatures a full bathroom with vanity sink, two captain’s beds with headboard, nightstand, desk with desk chair, dresser chest, and two closets. Living rooms include a 50” smart TV, two full size sofas, an end table and lamp.  Kitchens include a full-size refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, washer/dryer, full-size stove with oven and a disposal. Additionally, all rooms are equipped with cable, internet and phone outlets; it is the responsibility of the resident to attain these services within their room. Linen is provided by the staff but must be maintained by the resident. 

All rooms are subject to weekly inspections, and residents are required to maintain daily living standards and comply with UH rules and regulations.