Environmental Assessment for Public-Private Venture Housing, South Texas Region
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND CHARLESTON SC SOUTHERN DIV
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The South Texas Region is currently home for approximately 5,397 permanent personnel and 3,400 families. Approximately 66 percent of the military families assigned to the South Texas Region reside in privately owned housing situated throughout the community. These families either own homes or pay market rents, and compete with the civilian population for available supply. The private rental housing market in the area is generally considered tight, with rents often exceeding military allowances, particularly among the junior-enlisted pay grades, causing many military tenants to spend much more than their housing allowance to secure housing and utilities. The focus of this environmental assessment EA is the proposed development of a Public-Private Venture PPV partnership to provide adequate housing for military families in the South Texas Region. Section 2801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year FY 1996 allows the Department of Defense to work with the private sector to build and renovate family housing in key areas of need. Accordingly, the Navy intends to become a partner in a PPV partnership to provide safe, high-quality, energy-efficient, well-managed, affordable housing to military families in the South Texas Region.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies