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Air Station Borinquen Housing Office - (787) 890-8470
Coast Guard Sector San Juan HHG Coordinator - (787) 729-2316

US Coast Guard Housing

Base housing is located less than a mile from the Air Station.  Housing Units are comprised of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family quarters.  All 2-bedroom and a few 3-bedroom units are duplex quarters.  Quarters are governed primarily by family size and military rank as outlined in COMDTINST M11101.13E, and applicable station instructions Air Station Borinquen Housing Manual. All Coast Guard active duty personnel, either accompanied or unaccompanied, are expected to live in Coast Guard owned housing upon acceptance of orders to Air Station Borinquen.  Waivers may be approved on a case-by-case basis and a written release is required prior to procuring housing in the local community.  Current Inter-Service Support Agreements (ISSA's) provide housing to Army and Air Force personnel/families.

If you plan to send an express (unaccompanied baggage) shipment prior to your move to Puerto Rico, it is suggested that it be shipped at least six to eight weeks prior to your arrival.  Experience has shown that express shipments do not always arrive before the regular shipment of household goods.  It is recommended that members bring sufficient clothes and uniforms and hand carry essential items on flights.


All incoming personnel must submit applications for Family and UPH housing.  As soon as you are notified of transfer orders, it is important that you:

1. Fill out a Housing Application (CG-5267).

2. Obtain a copy of your BAH Dependency Data Form from your Yeoman.

3. Obtain a copy of your completed Orders.

4. Fax forms to the Housing Office at (787) 890-8463.

To ensure your relocation goes smoothly, direct communication with the housing office is strongly encouraged.  Your sponsor is also an important asset to answer general inquiries and to bring up areas of concern in regard to the Borinquen housing area.


Family housing units are equipped with air conditioners, electric stoves, and refrigerators; however, you may ship your own refrigerator.  Accompanied personnel must provide their own washer/dryer.  While almost any type of furniture is acceptable, you should keep in mind that Puerto Rico is in the tropics and that termites and corrosion are a threat.  Since storage space is limited in family units, consider the possibility of leaving a portion of your household goods (HHG’s) in government non-temporary storage INCONUS.  It is highly recommended that personnel check with housing and/or your sponsor before shipment of your HHG's.  Consider acquiring renter's insurance before shipment and storage of your HHG's, most policies will not cover items put in storage if insurance is obtained after your move.  Check with your insurance company for specific coverage and requirements.


There is an administrative weight limitation per the Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR) for members E-6 and below assigned to UPH.  Shipment of HHG’s for E-6 and below may not exceed 2500 lbs. Members in pay grade E-7 and above have the option of shipping their own HHG’s up to the prescribed weight allowance, or they may elect to receive a fully furnished house and place their HHG’s in non-temporary storage.  Partially furnished UPH quarters will normally not be provided for these members.  Pets are not allowed in any UPH house.

UPH quarters, which are fully furnished, include the following:
(for a complete listing please contact the housing office 787-890-8470)

1. Bedroom - Queen size bed, dresser with mirror, desk with hutch, night
   table and lamp.

2. Living/Dining Room - Full sofa, love seat, two end tables, table with
   chairs and an entertainment center.

3. Appliances - Each UPH unit is equipped with a washer, dryer,
   refrigerator and stove as well as air conditioners in both the living
   room and bedrooms.

4. Cable/Internet - Each unit contains a 27 inch Television and free
   basic cable service.  UPH units are also equipped with free High Speed
   Internet Access via cable modem.  Some units have been configured as
   WI-FI hotspots that allow wireless internet connectivity.

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