PPV Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About Privatization (PPV)
If you have issues with privatized housing, you can contact your local Installation Commander. This listing of FAQs reflects the most common military questions asked by military members and their families. Some the answers to those questions may vary slightly because of local difference in the PPV Projects.
What is Privatized housing?
Privatized housing is owned by a private entity and governed by a business agreement in which the Marine Corps has limited rights & responsibilities. The private entity is entirely responsible for the construction, renovation, maintenance and day-to-day management of the housing.
Who privatized their housing?
All services: Navy/USMC, Army and Air Force privatized their housing. You can see all the locations that have been privatized at the OSD website.
Why did we privatize our housing?
Privatized housing offers several advantages over traditional military housing:
1. It relies on the private sector to provide housing services versus duplicating this function within the Marine Corps. This allows the Marine Corps to focus on core mission requirements.
2. It eliminates the need to rely on annual Family Housing funding appropriations, which historically have not kept pace with the funding required to maintain Marine Corps housing.
3. It attracts private investors to finance housing construction, renovations and maintenance which allows the Marine Corps to reduce housing deficits, upgrade aging homes, and perform needed maintenance much quicker than through annual military family housing appropriations.
How is privatized housing similar to military housing?
A few of the similarities are:
1. Zero out of pocket expenses for residents; rent is based on BAH
2. You will continue to live in a military community
3. Government pays for the cost of moves into privatized units for eligible service members
4. You will continue to go to the Military Housing Office for housing information
5. The Military Housing Office will receive your application for privatized housing and will refer you to the Property Management Company
How is privatized housing different from military housing?
Units are managed and operated by a private property management company.
1. You must sign a lease. The lease will include a “military clause”.
2. You will receive BAH and pay rent directly to the property manager
3. The property management company handles all resident matters, including maintenance
What happens if I don’t pay my rent?
All PPV Property Managers have a process to resolve delinquent payments. Resolution could include eviction for unpaid rent. Delinquent payments of rent in PPV housing could adversely affect your credit rating, just as any other history of late payments. This could result in a poor credit rating and denial of future credit requests.
Will I have to pay deposits?
Security deposits are not required if rent is paid by allotment. Pet deposits are not generally required in most privatized housing but there may be exceptions in some locations. Contact your local Military Housing Office for specifics of pet deposits.
Where can I get more information?
- Contact your local Military Housing Office.
- When you move in, all PPV partners have a mobile app and PPV partner location website that you can do payments, actions, maintenance.