Unaccompanied Housing (El Centro)

Unaccompanied Housing (UH - formerly Bachelor Housing) is conveniently located on NAF El Centro, housing approximately 160 personnel in one building. Our staff will determine and explain your eligibility and housing options.

Accommodations are one or two persons to a room based on pay grade and square footage. Building 401 serves as the check-in point. Linen is provided at check-in. Most personnel, E1-E3 and E4 < 4, are required to live in UH; E4’s may be required to live on base, space permitting. More senior personnel may, under certain circumstances, be eligible to live in UH.

As an added convenience to residents, there are lounges equipped with televisions, washers and dryers, and vending machines in all buildings. There are also recreational, fitness, dining, religious, educational, and other amenities – most located within walking distance of UH. Information on base amenities is available in the Welcome Aboard package.

There are many advantages to living on base for Single Sailors:

  • Secure
  • Safe
  • Close to work
  • Utility bills included
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Vending / Recreational Area

The Housing Service Center (HSC) stands ready to assist you in determining your eligibility and options to locate suitable housing. Depending on your assignment status (shore duty, sea duty, student, etc.) and pay grade, your options may include housing in the local community.

For more information on moving into UH, visit our Community Housing resource page.

The local community offers a range of housing options for rent or for purchase. Be sure to check in with us at the HSC for all of the latest information, listings and assistance. We can provide valuable information to help protect you and guide you on what to look for in rental housing, leases and on avoiding discrimination in housing. We work closely with landlords and property managers in the community. When you are authorized to live in the local community, you will draw Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH).

For more information on information on local community housing, click here.

Geographic Bachelors

Geographic Bachelors (GB) are personnel ordered to NAF El Centro who, by choice or circumstance, have decided that their dependents will continue to live in another geographic area. GBs are receiving BAH at the with dependents rate. They are not normally authorized to live in UH, however, we do have a limited number of spaces available for GBs. GBs must submit an application that will be reviewed by the Assignment Review Board. If approved, the GB will be placed on the waiting list and offered UH when it becomes available.