Coast Guard Alameda - On and Off Base Information

Coast Guard Alameda Housing Information

Coast Guard Alameda Housing and Information:


Base Alameda is located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California and is home to a variety of tenant commands: Pacific Area Commander and Defence Force West; Sector San Francisco; Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center; Maritime Safety & Security Team 91105; and homeport for three National Security Coast Guard Cutters: CGC BERTHOLF, the CGC WAESCHE and the CGC STRATTON which was commissioned on 31 March 2012.

Coast Guard Base Alameda also referred to as Coast Guard Island is an artificial island in the Oakland Estuary between Oakland and Alameda, California. It is home to several major United States Coast Guard commands and cutters, including the Coast Guard Pacific Area. It is one of the largest Coast Guard bases on the West Coast.

Area Housing Office

On behalf of Base Alameda and our Area Housing Office, welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area! Base Alameda proudly manages two local housing sites in the following geographic areas:

Alameda Housing Site – our largest San Francisco Bay Area local housing area, this 241-unit site contains 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhomes, with a small number of single family homes typically reserved for special needs families. This local site is located approximately 5 miles from Coast Guard Island and located in the City of Alameda

Novato Housing Site – our North San Francisco Bay local housing area, this site contains sixty 2 & 4 bedroom apartments and thirty-three 3 & 4 bedroom single family homes. This North Bay site is located about 30 miles north of Coast Guard Island and is located in the City of Novato the former Hamilton Field AFB.

As a reminder, Coast Guard Housing is now mandatory for all orders issued on or after October 1, 2013. Assignments to housing units will be made based on family size where inventory permits, i.e. one bedroom per child. When possible, options will be given for housing assignments and we strive to accommodate housing site preferences, but please understand we must make housing assignments based on availability and work location.

All inbound members in receipt of official PCS orders must submit the following documentation via e-mail to the Alameda Local Housing Office at or by fax to (510) 748-0652.

Temporary Quarters

Novato Temporary Quarters

** Free Wi-Fi Access in Regular Rooms and Suites** Not available in Apartments or Duplex

** Please note this is a FREE service. If Wi Fi fails there is an 800 # to call for support help. If Wi Fi fails to work for any reason (your equipment or ours), we are unable to give a refund. If you ‘REQUIRE’ this service, please consider this fact.

Among these temporary quarters are 8 single-room units, 4 suites, 11 two-bedroom apartments and 1 three-bedroom duplex. These units are available for active duty, retired and reserve military personnel and their families. Civilians of the USCG are also authorized.

Rental rates are based on the sponsor’s pay grade. Our temporary guest quarters units are located on the former Hamilton Air Base. We are surrounded by lush green rolling hills and beautiful Spanish style housing, which is now Coast Guard Housing for personnel in the San Francisco Bay Area. These units are great for military families processing in or out of the area.

Phone: (415) 506-3130

Base Location

Coast Guard Island, bldg 21
Alameda, CA 94501