NSWC Philadelphia Division, PA Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    On-base housing is not available at NSWC Philidelphia Division, but relocation assistance may be found at NSA Philadelphia. Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) Allowance For Housing (BAH) is provided by the military to help active service members with living expenses, and can be used for off-base housing.

    • The NSA Philadelphia Housing Services Office (HSO) can be reached at (215) 437-9455/9520 and should be your first point of contact when you receive moving orders. They provide services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement and tenant-landlord disputes.

    NSWC Philadelphia Division On Base Housing

    • NSA Philadelphia Unaccompanied Housing is processed through the HSO (215) 437-9455/9520, and can assist single service members with check-in requirements, room assignment and barracks protocols.

    • On-base privatized housing is not available for either NSWC or NSA Phildelphia. See off-base housing options below.

    NSWC Philadelphia Division, PA Off Base Housing

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    Surrounding Areas
    Philadelphia is a city of 1,526,000 people and is the largest in Pennsylvania and 5th largest in the country. There are many, many suburbs and surrounding cities which also offer a variety of off-base housing; Upper Darby, Wayne, Norristown, Willow Grove, and Bensalem are just a few. A typical commute in the area is 30 minutes. Philly, as Philadelphia is often called, is one of America's oldest cities and is known for its relation to the American Revolutionary War. Many artifacts and locations associated with this time period are preserved and make for popular tourist spots.

    About the Installation
    Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division supports the NSWC Carderock Division as its Ship Systems Engineering Station (SESS), all under the command of NAVSEA. From research stages to testing and fleet support, Philadelphia Division ensures the Navy's ships, undersea vehicles, and all their equipment are on the cutting edge of technology. This base is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.