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Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

Naval Support Activity South Potomac
6149 Suite 203, Welsh Rd, Dahlgren, VA 22448

On Base Housing

On-base housing at Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Support Facility Dahlgren is privatized and managed by Lincoln Military Housing. PPV Housing currently manages 203 homes consisting of townhouses, single family homes and colonials. All homes are located on the base consisting of five neighborhoods – Bungalows, Field Grade Colonials, Sampson Road, Townhouses and Welsh Road. For active duty military, no credit check or security deposit is required when rent is paid by allotment. Lease terms are 6 months and utilities are included in the rent. To view PPV homes, features and amenities, community service events, policies, area information and more, please visit


The Navy manages the application of housing and the waiting list and the privatized partner makes the assignment and is responsible for all property management and meeting all of the resident’s day to day housing needs.


Eligibility is determined by your pay grade and the number of dependents who will reside in the home full-time.


To apply for family housing you will need to submit an Application for Assignment to Housing (DD Form 1746), a copy of orders showing detachment date and certification of bona fide family members. Examples of acceptable forms of documentation are the USN-Emergency Data application (Page 2); USMC NAVMC 10922; USA & USAF – DD Form 93; USCG-4170. Application may be made in person or submitted by mail, fax or email.


Naval Support Facility Dahlgren UH, formerly known as Bachelor Housing, houses approximately 246 Service Members in two buildings: Building 962 and 959. Our UH staff will determine and explain your eligibility and housing options. Most personnel, E1-E3 and E4 < 4, will be required to live in UH. More senior personnel may, under certain circumstances, be eligible to live in UH, but are expected to reside in the local community.


Upon assignment to UH, the front desk staff will schedule a time for your UH indoctrination and joint assignment inspection. All of our rooms are assigned in a clean, well-maintained state and are fully furnished. The purpose of the joint inspection is to document the status of the room and furnishings at the time of check-in. During your stay, it is your responsibility to promptly report all maintenance problems and required repairs. When you check-out, you will conduct a joint termination inspection with the front desk staff to document the status at check-out. Your front desk staff will explain the process during indoctrination.


Naval Support Facility Dahlgren UH is conveniently located near the main gate of the base on 17410 Potomac Inn Road. Walking distance to Grays Landing (formerly the galley), chapel, gym, Liberty Center, bowling alley, the Navy Exchange and Commissary, Building 962 serves as the check-in point for both buildings. Linen is provided at check-in.


Family Housing:(540) 653-8505/8506
UH: (540) 653-2307 / 2308

Off Base Neighborhoods

Presidential Lakes

10.9 miles from base

Presidential Lakes is a quiet and family-friendly neighborhood. There is a neighborhood lake and man-made beach for the residents, as well as a basketball park and park for kids. There are schools for all ages within walking distance and it is a safe area.

Aquia Harbour

20.4 miles from base

Aquia Harbour is a nice neighborhood with easy access to everything. There are pools, trails, stables, a country club, marina, and a gated community. The neighborhood is friendly and social.

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