“The team did tremendous work with our privatized housing operators to arrive at full implementation of the Tenant Bill of Rights across the Department of the Navy’s installations,” said Todd Schafer, the acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) for Energy, Installations and Environment (EI&E).
“Ensuring the implementation of the tenants’ rights is an important step in our long-term plans to continue to improve transparency and communication for Service members and their families who live in public-private venture housing.”
The MHPI Tenant Bill of Rights was created under the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act to ensure that Service members and their families who reside in homes and communities on Department of Defense (DoD) installations receive quality housing and fair treatment from the MHPI companies that operate and maintain privatized housing.
The universal lease framework, a key common document across the DoD, will begin to be rolled out for renewing or prospective new tenants over the next several months.
“We have privatized housing on 57 Navy and 19 Marine Corps installations. These installations are not only a workplace, but a home to many of our Sailors, Marines, DoN civilian employees and their families,” said Schafer. “We owe it to our personnel to ensure access to safe, quality, and well-maintained homes.”
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