Accession Number : ADA380946


Title :   Final Report on the Audit of DoD Leasing of Family Housing at Ellsworth Air Force Base


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a380946.pdf


Report Date : 24 Aug 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : In October 1989, we announced our audit of DoD Leasing of Family Housing. One of the audit objectives was to determine whether the Services acquire family housing, under build-to-lease and other leasing arrangements, in compliance with Public Law 98-115 and DoD guidance. It is DoD's long standing policy to rely on local private housing markets in communities near Military installations as primary sources of family housing. When the private market cannot support Military family housing, the Services then request funding to either lease or build on or near Military installations. During the audit we found that a required housing market analysis was not performed to determine the availability of adequate private sector housing to satisfy family housing requirements at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB). This condition resulted from a lack of Air Force guidance prescribing the requirement or methodology for conducting a housing market analysis. In June and August 1989, two separate contracts were awarded for the construction of 1,028 family housing units under Section 801, Build-to-Lease Program. Construction of 200 family housing units under one contract, at an estimated cost of about $24 million over the 20-year life of the lease agreement, was near completion. Construction of an additional 828 family housing units, at a 20-year cost of about $78 million, was to start in April 1990 with delivery of the final 104 units in September 1991.


Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS , *COST ESTIMATES , *HOUSING(DWELLINGS) , *AUDITING , REQUIREMENTS , SOURCES , MILITARY FACILITIES , POLICIES , MARKETING , CONTRACTS , COMMUNITIES , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , LEASING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE