Military Housing: Mission Accomplished, More to Come

Helwig, Bob; Brown, Jay
June 2010
Bond Buyer;6/28/2010, Vol. 372 Issue 33340, p6
Trade Publication
In this article, the author discusses the accomplishment of the U.S. Department of Defense's Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI). The author mentions the revitalization of over 134, 000 rundown military family housing units, the elimination of the deficit of needed family housing, and the privatization of 186-000-unit military housing. He suggests that a successful restructuring will require a principled approach by the government.


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