• New Initiative Shifts Management of Army’s Unaccompanied Housing to Company Level

    New Initiative Shifts Management of Army’s Unaccompanied Housing to Company Level0

    The Army established a new program earlier this month to shift management of the service’s unaccompanied housing facilities from the brigade level to the company level. The Army Barracks Management Program streamlines management of day-to-day barracks operations and “improves facilities and furnishings stewardship and increases senior leader visibility of barracks management,” according to a commentary

  • Only Two Services Used Privatization Authority for Unaccompanied Housing0

    The four military services have come to varying conclusions regarding the feasibility of relying on privatized housing for unaccompanied personnel, with only the Army and Navy taking advantage of the authority, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Analyses conducted by the services about the potential of privatizing housing for personnel with no dependents considered a number of factors, including the availability of the basic allowance for housing (BAH) — which provides a stream of revenue in the form of rent payments for the projects — for junior unaccompanied personnel …

  • Unaccompanied Housing Project at Ft. Meade Presents Gamble for Corvias0

    Last year’s decision by East Greenwich, R.I.-based Corvias Military Living to fund the entire $72 billion cost of building apartments for single soldiers at Fort Meade, Md., poses a degree of risk for the company, which until April was known as Picerne Military Housing. The project — garden-style apartments for more than 1,400 soldiers — is the Army’s first privately-developed, on-post apartment community for unaccompanied junior enlisted soldiers …