East Greenwich, R.I. (June 10, 2021) – In conjunction with its Military Service Partners, Corvias has completed implementation of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Tenant Bill of Rights, which was adopted following the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA).
All active duty service members residing in Corvias-managed military family housing now have access to the full complement of rights, including a formal and informal dispute resolution process that allows service members to withhold their housing allowance while the dispute is being resolved. Service members can also review the seven-year maintenance history information prior to leasing a home on their installation.
“For the last two years, we have been working with our Army and Air Force partners to ensure that the active duty service members who call our installations home have equal access to all 18 rights adopted by Congress and DOD in the Tenant Bill of Rights. The programs and initiatives that implement these rights reinforce our continuing commitment to provide quality housing and fair treatment to all of our residents,” said Holly Costello, senior vice president Corvias Property Management, which provides on-post housing for more than 84,000 residents. “Bringing these additional provisions to life has been a tremendous undertaking that has required coordination across all locations, with other military housing providers, and with both of our partner Services of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.”
To make sure residents are informed about implementation of these new provisions, Corvias Property Management has posted community announcements and sent emails to every resident for which it provides operations and maintenance services, including residents at the U.S. Army bases of Fort Riley (Kansas), Fort Sill (Oklahoma), Fort Polk (Louisiana), Fort Rucker (Alabama), Fort Bragg (North Carolina, Fort Meade (Maryland) and Aberdeen Proving Ground (Maryland), plus U.S. Air Force bases of Edwards AFB (California), Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field (Florida), Eielson AFB (Alaska), McConnell AFB (Kansas) and Seymour Johnson AFB (North Carolina).
As a member of the Military Housing Association (MHA), Corvias works with industry leaders and advocates to share best practices to support the current and future housing needs of the Services and privatized military housing residents.
“MHA members are dedicated to providing a quality living experience for service members and their families that goes beyond the Tenant Bill of Rights. MHA member companies continue to take a number of steps to enhance the resident experience, including improving communications, establishing more streamlined processes, and providing enhanced virtual tools. We remain committed to building supportive communities for our military,” said General (Ret.) John Campbell who serves as a senior advisor for the Military Housing Association, has commanded troops at all levels and served as the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and as the Commander of all US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: www.corvias.com.
For more than 20 years, Corvias Property Management has applied its resident-first approach to provide housing operations, maintenance, and service support for military and university communities to create safe, high-quality places to live, learn, work and interact. Corvias Property Management manages 35,000 residential units, totaling approximately 50 million gross square feet of real estate across 15 U.S. states, including at 13 military installations and 15 universities. More information can be found at www.corvias.com/propertymanagement/.