Personnel Services Department
Alameda Housing Site – our largest San Francisco Bay Area
local housing area, this 299-unit site contains 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments
and townhomes, with a small number of single family homes typically reserved for
special needs families. This local
site is located approximately 5 miles from Coast Guard Island and located in the
City of Alameda on a former DoD Base (Naval Air Station Alameda).
Concord Housing Site – currently unavailable for assignment
pending housing management decisions at the Headquarters level.
Novato Housing Site – our North San Francisco Bay local
housing area, this site contains approximately (60) 2 & 4 bedroom apartments and
(33) 3 & 4 bedroom single family homes.
This North Bay site is located about 30 miles north of Coast Guard Island
and located in the City of Novato on a former DoD Base (Army Air Base/AFB
As a reminder, Coast Guard Housing is now mandatory for all orders issued on or after October 1, 2013. Assignments to housing units will be made based on family size where inventory permits, i.e. one bedroom per child. When possible, options will be given for housing assignments and we strive to accommodate housing site preferences, but please understand we must make housing assignments based on availability.
All inbound members in receipt of official PCS orders must submit the following documentation via e-mail to the Alameda Area Housing Office at
D11-DG-M-BASEAla-PersSupport-HousingAlaArea@uscg.mil or by fax to (510) 437-3948:
If you do not desire to live in Coast Guard housing and want to receive BAH to live on the economy, you may request to be placed on the BAH wait list by selecting the "I Do Desire A Waiver To Reside In Civilian Housing" box on the Housing Application Form (CG-5267). You also need to state your reason for wanting a release in Section A on the second page of the Housing Application. Special needs/medical situations as a reason may require accompanying official documentation. Please contact the Area Housing Office for more details.
Those members who are Bay Area homeowners that are returning to a home they previously purchased, or those in the process of purchasing a home in the local area, will be released from mandatory housing. Please contact the Area Housing Office to discuss the paperwork required for release under this program.
For those members receiving a BAH release to live on the economy, the Area Housing Office maintains an apartment rental listing for the surrounding area. For other types of listings, you should review sources available to the general public, such as craigslist, militarybyowner.com, hotpads.com, padmapper.com, classified ads, and property management company/real estate agent listings.
Again, welcome to the Bay Area and please feel free to contact our Area Housing Office at (510) 437-3961 if you have any housing questions or concerns. Thank you and have a great Coast Guard Day!