Housing in the local area is available through the Rental Partnership Program or private property owners. Through the rental program, families usually rent one- to three- bedroom apartments within a 15- to 30-minute commute of NSA Bethesda. No credit check or security deposit is required. Lease terms are one year and rent must be paid by allotment to a financial institution (bank or credit union) associated with the leasing office. Personnel must obtain a Letter of Eligibility from the Navy Housing Service Center staff before signing a lease agreement.