NAVY UNACCOMPANIED HOUSING RESIDENT BILL OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
R 021751Z MAY 23 MID120000023827U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N4/MAY//
SUBJ/NAVY UNACCOMPANIED HOUSING RESIDENT BILL OF RIGHTS AND
NARR/ REF A IS OPNAVINST 5009.1, Responsibility for Housing and Lodging
POC/MS. ANNIE FOWLER/GS-15/OPNAV N4I2Q/571-216-8455/EMAIL:
SUPPORTING POC/MS. CAROL HURD/CNIC N931B/CNIC N931B/202-433-3359/
RMKS/1. This message is an interim change to reference (a) and publishes the
Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for residents of Navy Unaccompanied
Housing (UH). As part of Navy's Get Real, Get Better (GRGB) initiative, the
Chief of Naval Operations and Fleet Commanders identified UH as one of the
most impactful GRGB Lines of Effort stating that quality housing for our
Sailors is a fundamental right. Likewise, maintaining cleanliness of UH and
identifying and reporting deficiencies are the responsibilities of both our
Sailors and the chain of command.
2. The Navy is committed to ensuring that UH residents are knowledgeable of
their rights and responsibilities regarding quality housing and fair
treatment while residing in government-owned and controlled UH. This bill of
rights and responsibilities (BOR&R) outlines what expectations and
responsibilities residents' have while residing in UH.
3. The Resident Rights for government-controlled UH are as follows:
a. The right to reside in a community that is safe, secure, and meets
applicable health and environmental standards, with well-maintained common
areas, and amenities;
b. The right to reside in a housing unit that has working fixtures,
appliances, and utilities;
c. The right to verify the condition and cleanliness of the assigned
room, shared space (if applicable), and the furnishings provided during
check-in and check-out inspections;
d. The right to clearly defined regulations regarding occupancy of UH
and use of common areas and amenities; and
e. The right to report inadequate housing standards or deficits in
habitability of the housing unit to the UH staff, housing management office,
and the chain of command without fear of:
(1) reprisal or retaliation;
(2) decreased services or increased obligations as a Resident;
(3) interference with right to privacy or harassment as a Resident;
(4) refusal to honor the terms of occupancy; or
(5) interference with the career of a Resident.
4. The Resident Responsibilities for government-controlled UH are as
a. The responsibility to take pride and ownership of your assigned
quarters, common areas, and amenities, and to comply with UH Rules and
b. The responsibility to maintain Daily Living Standards in accordance
with the Welcome Aboard Handbook.
c. The responsibility to allow access to your room and shared space for
inspections, necessary maintenance, and repairs.
d. The responsibility to report any issues in the housing unit to the UH
staff for corrective actions in a timely manner.
e. The responsibility to provide a minimum of 30 days notification prior
to move-out and correct any discrepancies identified during the pre-
termination inspection prior to the final checkout inspection.
5. This BOR&R outlines what expectations and responsibilities residents'
have while residing in UH. By 26 May 2023, Installation Commanding Officers
must post the BOR&R throughout the UH facilities and incorporate the UH
Resident BOR &R into all UH Welcome Aboard/ New Resident Orientation
6. Released by VADM R. L. Williamson, CNO N4.//