Accession Number : ADA401351


Title :   An Evaluation of Public and Private Sector Housing Alternatives for Military Families


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Kokocha, Lawrence P , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a401351.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : This study explored the three primary housing alternatives along with their associated benefits and costs for military members at Robins Air Force Base. Using a case study methodology, qualitative and quantitative data were collected from contract documents, cost records, statements and testimonies to Congress, literature, census data, and interviews with civil engineering, contracting, financial management and legal professionals. This data was analyzed to determine which housing alternative seems to provide the best benefits at the lowest costs for military members and the government. The results of the study indicated that private sector alternatives are less expensive than government provided housing. In addition, it appears that the MHPI is reaching its goals of providing housing faster and at a lower cost to the American taxpayer than traditional on base housing.


Descriptors :   *HOUSING(DWELLINGS) , *PRIVATIZATION , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY FACILITIES , LESSONS LEARNED , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , COST EFFECTIVENESS , FAMILY MEMBERS , THESES , CASE STUDIES , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , LEASING , LIVING STANDARDS , MILITARY LAW , CONTRACTED SERVICES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE