Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, NH Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) is provided by the military to help active service members with housing costs, and can be used for either on- or off-post housing.

    • The Housing Services Office (HSO) (207) 438-2732 will be your first point of contact when you receive moving orders, and provides services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement and tenant-landlord disputes.

    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard On Post Housing (Rent On Post)

    • Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) (207) 438-1749/2775 can assist single service members with check-in requirements, room assignment and barracks protocols.

    • On-base housing at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is privatized. To check available housing for your rank and family size, contact Balfour Beatty Communities (207) 439-5052. They have 2-5 bedroom single family and townhome style residences with varying amenities, such as: washer/dryer hookups, carport, patio and dishwasher. Community features include tot lots, outdoor fitness center, sports courts and more.

    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, NH Off Base Housing

    64 Route 236 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 2,000 Sq.Ft. / $1,950 | Home for Rent 2.2 miles from Gate 1

    25 Railroad Avenue Extension 3 Bed / 2 Bath / $2,000 | Home for Rent 9 miles from Gate 1

    153 Farm Lane 3 Bed / 2 Bath / $2,750 | Home for Rent 14.6 miles from Gate 1

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    Surrounding Areas
    Although the shipyard is named for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, it is located on the Kittery, Maine, side of the Piscataqua River. Portsmouth is one of the larger cities in New Hampshire, while Kittery is a small town of under 4,500 residents. Both cities are situated at the mouth of the river where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. There is more off-base housing on the New Hampshire side of the shipyard; suburban areas include Newington, Greenland, North Hampton, Stratham, Exeter, Durham, and Dover. Durham is well known in the area for being home to the University of New Hampshire. In Maine, families may choose to live in South Eliot, Eliot, Kittery or York, which are all within a 20 minute drive of base.

    About the Installation
    The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is also referred to as the Portsmouth Navy Yard and is used for remodeling and repairing the Navy's ships. The Coast Guard also uses this as home port for the cutters USCGC Reliance, the USCGC Tahoma, and the USCGC Campbell. The shipyard is located in Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and is the oldest continuously-operating shipyard in the United States Navy.