Off-base services provide assistance with locating off-base housing in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas including:
- HOMES.mil https://www.homes.mil/
- Lease reviews
- Move-in/move-out inspections (Rental Partnership Program)
- Short-term rental/lease information
Housing in the local area is available through the Rental Partnership Program or private property owners. Through the rental program, families usually rent one- to three- bedroom apartments within a 15- to 30-minute commute of NSA Bethesda. No credit check or security deposit is required. Lease terms are one year and rent must be paid by allotment to a financial institution (bank or credit union) associated with the leasing office. Personnel must obtain a Letter of Eligibility from the Navy Housing Service Center staff before signing a lease agreement.
Private property owners also support the local housing market by making their real estate rentals/sales available to military families.