Washington DC is not considered a Navy critical housing area. Government off-base and leased housing units are available at the following locations: Woodbridge Run in Woodbridge, Virginia; Summerfield in Landover, Maryland; and Bellevue in Washington, DC. The normal waiting list is about 3-6 months. The waiting list for government quarters varies, but an average wait could extend to six months. Housing may also be available at other military installations in this area. For current housing allowances and housing waiting times, call the Navy's Housing Referral Office at 1-800-210-0139 or access the Navy's Online Housing Information.
Depending on where you live, where your command is located, and the time of day you report to work, you are likely to encounter a lengthy commute in the Washington area. It is not unusual to spend 45-90 minutes one-way if your commute includes rush hour on any of the major arteries in the area.
Navy Housing Welcome Center is located in Building 414, Naval Support Facility
Anacostia on 2691 Mitscher Road SW. Hours of Operation are Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday, 0730 to 1530
and Wednesday 0730 to 1300. Telephone (202) 433-0346, DSN 288-0346.
It is advisable that you see your Housing Referral Representative once you arrive in the National Capital Region. You are eligible for family housing if you are a Navy or Marine Corps member with accompanying dependents on active duty in the Washington, D.C. area in pay grades E-1 and above. Members from other services are eligible for family housing if they are attached to activities at Naval District Washington Headquarters, provided they are not eligible for any other military housing in the Washington, D.C. area. You are eligible for Bachelor Quarters if you are a single member without family or unaccompanied family, or have less than six months remaining on your current tour.
NSF Anacostia maintains four Bachelor Housing units in the metro area. Bachelor Housing units are located at NSF Anacostia, Bolling Air Force Base, and Andrews Air Force Base. For more details call (202) 230-2474.