For only the second time in the past four years, civilians are eligible to lease two-bedroom townhomes on Naval Support Facility Dahlgren.
Lincoln Military Housing (LMH), the management company for family housing units on the base, announced last month that it is now offering either six-month or 12-month leases on the townhomes to (in priority order) single Sailors and Sailors in geo-bachelor status, military retirees, Federal Civil Service employees, Federal Civil Service retirees, and civilians.
The last time civilians were afforded an opportunity to rent on-base housing was in 2009. At that time, a dozen people took up Lincoln Military Housing's offer and moved into the townhomes, which were built in 1996.
LMH was selected by the Navy to assume management of all military family housing on Navy installations throughout the mid-Atlantic region in a public-private partnership in 2005. Whereas LMH-managed housing is normally reserved for military members and their families, the company has the option to open on-base housing to non-active-duty military renters when housing units are vacant.
Living on base offers a number of benefits. All utilities are included in monthly rent. Lawn care and landscaping are provided by LMH. Quality of life facilities, such as the base aquatics center, fitness center, Craftech and base theater are just a short walk from the housing area.
LMH also sponsors a number of free programs each month for housing residents and their families to include trips, tickets, contests and other events.
As an added bonus, children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade may attend the DoD-run Dahlgren School on base. This benefit would not be extended to military retirees living in base housing unless they are DoD employees.
Several units are available for occupancy immediately. Interested parties are required to undergo a credit check and pay a security deposit. Once a tenant's initial six-month or 12-month lease expires, the lease automatically becomes month-to-month.
Interested parties should contact the Lincoln Military Housing office at (540) 663-2190.