What is the purpose of the COAST GUARD HOUSING MANUAL?
The purpose of the COAST GUARD HOUSING MANUAL is to provide guidance and regulations for the management, maintenance, and assignment of Coast Guard housing.
Who does the COAST GUARD HOUSING MANUAL apply to?
The COAST GUARD HOUSING MANUAL applies to all Coast Guard personnel and their families who are eligible for Coast Guard-provided housing.
How is housing eligibility determined?
Housing eligibility is determined based on the member's pay grade, dependency status, and availability of housing within the member's duty location.
Can families choose their housing location?
Whenever possible, members and their families are given the opportunity to express housing preferences. However, assignment to specific housing units is ultimately subject to availability and the needs of the Coast Guard.
What are the responsibilities of the housing officer?
The housing officer is responsible for managing the assignment, maintenance, and inventory of Coast Guard housing units. They are also responsible for inspecting and ensuring the compliance of units with safety and maintenance standards.
Can members make modifications to their assigned housing?
Members are generally not allowed to make modifications to their assigned housing without obtaining prior approval from the housing officer. Some minor modifications may be permitted with proper authorization.
What happens if a member is reassigned to a new duty station?
When a member is reassigned to a new duty station, they must notify the housing officer within a specific timeframe. The housing officer will then begin processing their move and coordinate with the member on vacating their current housing unit.
Are pets allowed in Coast Guard housing?
The COAST GUARD HOUSING MANUAL strictly regulates the ownership and keeping of pets in Coast Guard housing. Members must follow the designated policies and seek necessary approvals before bringing pets into housing units.
What happens if a member refuses an assigned housing unit?
If a member refuses an assigned housing unit without an approved reason, it may result in the loss of their eligibility for government-provided housing benefits.