Welcome and congratulations on your orders to the Greater Boston MA Area, home to 21 Coast Guard Commands with over 900 active duty members. The cost of living in the Boston area is extremely high, and home ownership as well as rental costs are among the most expensive in the nation.
Although assignment to government owned family housing is no longer mandatory, it is mandatory that you contact the local housing office at (617 223 3366) prior to making any housing arrangements, this includes single members. This will help you avoid problems resulting in leasing housing in areas not recommended by the housing office. If you do not contact the local housing office for counseling, they may not be able to assist you in terminating leases if you find yourself in a untenable housing situation on the economy.
The Local Housing Office will provide you valuable
referral information about local communities, available rentals and mass transit accessibility.
Further you are urged to register with the Automated Housing
Referral Network (AHRN).
The Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) program is sponsored
by the Department of Defense and all Service Branches to assist
military members and their families in locating available housing at
their duty station. AHRN.com is the preferred and trusted housing
referral resource for US military members and their families around
the world. You may register with AHRN at no cost at
It is mandatory all E-4 and below single members check into the Base Boston Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) prior to making any housing arrangements in the local community. When you check in with the UPH manager, you may request a release from assignment to the UPH. Releases from assignment to the UPH will only be granted when the UPH is fully utilized (95% occupancy rate.) Also, all single E3 and below assigned to Coast Guard cutters in the greater Boston shall be assigned to the UPH.
Be sure to check out all of your options for Local Housing Programs and receive the proper releases from assignment to UPH before making any housing decision. Again, welcome to the Greater Boston Area. There are two BAH rates within the Greater Boston Area. Essex County (MA 125) which encompasses Coast Guard units located on Boston's North Shore, and MetroBoston (MA 120) which covers Coast Guard units located in downtown Boston and the South Shore. There are significant differences among the rates. Know your BAH entitlement before entering into a lease.
Housing Specialist Manager
Ms. Christine Reilly
Housing Management Assistant
Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH)
UPH Check-in hours:
0700 - 1530 in the UPH office, and 1530-2200 with the duty section.
Sat-Sun, and Holidays.
0700 - 2200 with the duty Section.
The UPH Office is located on the third deck of Building 1, and the OOD office is located on the second deck of Building 1. Personnel arriving outside of the posted hours will not be guaranteed a check-in. If you intend to arrive after 2200 please call and make arrangements with the Base OOD 617-223-3333.
USCG Base Boston (ph)
427 Commercial St.
Boston, MA 02109