NS Great Lakes, IL Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information 
    The military provides two options for the use of your Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH). The first option is living on base. Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off base.

    • The Housing Services Office (847) 688-3440. Contact the housing office as soon as you know you are moving. You will be provided with the latest information on local housing as well as referral services and relocation assistance. They offer counseling and guidance before entering into a lease agreement and help resolve tenant-landlord disputes.

    NS Great Lakes On Base Housing 

    • Single service members can contact Unaccompanied Housing (847) 688-3500 for assistance. 

    • Great Lakes on-base housing is privatized and operated by Hunt Military Communities (847) 689-4312, whichoffers 6 neighborhoods with 2-5 bedroom homes base on rank and family size. Homes may come with wood floors, fireplaces, garages and washer/dryer hookups. Community amenities can include a basketball court, playground and fitness center. 

    NS Great Lakes, IL Off Base Housing

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    Surrounding Areas 
    Waukegan has 94,300 residents and is located just north of Chicago and north of the naval station. It is a part of the greater Chicago-Naperville-Joliet IL-IN-WI metro area, the 3rd largest in the U.S. This is the Great Lakes region; the base and Waukegan are situated on Lake Michigan, the only one of the 5 Great Lakes to be completely within U.S. territory. Other cities nearby are Lake Bluff, Lake Forest and Green Oaks.

    About the Installation
    Naval Station Great Lakes is the United States Navy's only boot camp and is home to the tenant commands that include the Recruit Training Command, the Training Support Center and the Navy Recruiting District Chicago. This station is the largest military installation in Illinois and the largest training station in the Navy. Naval Station Great Lakes is located in the city of North Chicago, Illinois. For more information about Great Lakes NS click here.