Pets - Marine Corps Order P11000.22 Ch 6 pertains to pets and should be reviewed by everyone wanting to live in on-base housing. All residents who live or plan to live in on-base housing must abide by the order. The order identifies restricted breed pets and the criteria all pets must meet prior to being authorized to move into on-base housing. A copy of the section pertaining to pets can be viewed by clicking on the attached link.
Utilities – In 1998, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) set forth the policy for the payment of utilities in Public Private Venture (PPV) housing to encourage energy efficiency in privatized housing units. The Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) represents the Navy’s next step in establishing an energy conservation program in PPV housing consistent with OSD policy. The RECP is designed to set a reasonable range for normal electricity consumption in PPV housing units for the style home they are living. Residents whose electricity consumption falls within the 10% above and 10% below the normal electricity usage will not pay any out of pocket expense. The program requires residents to pay the difference for electrical consumption that is more than 10 percent above the average usage. Residents whose electrical consumption falls below the 10% normal electricity range will receive a rebate of the difference. You can view the Fact Sheet for RECP which includes frequently asked questions. RECP FACT SHEETS
Waiting Lists – At present most categories are available for immediate occupancy. When the need for a waitlist is determined, the wait list will be posted within the Military Housing Office along with wait times.
Laurel Bay Schools information can be found at http://www.dodea.edu/Americas/schools-by-area.cfm
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) – Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory (MCO P1754A). The program is designed to provide assistance to service personnel with a family member who has special needs before, during and after relocation due to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. Disabilities may range from mild to severe. Family support group and newsletter offered. It is encouraged for you to contact the EFMP coordinator as early as possible to ensure your needs are identified and considered prior to arrival. The link to the EFMP is http://www.mccs-sc.com/mil-fam/efmp/index.shtml