Military housing provider Corvias cut the ribbon on 22 newly renovated homes at Fork Polk, as part of their $92 million commitment to upgrade housing in the community. The upgrades in the Berkley Court neighborhood include new countertops, cabinets, flooring, appliances, light fixtures, windows, and doors. In addition, the interior and exterior of the homes were repainted.
Corvias invited residents, installation commanders, and community members to attend the ceremony.
“As a long-term Army partner, we are fully invested in providing quality homes for our military families. After a long trip from Alaska, we welcome Staff Sergeant Brody Gragg and his family not only to Fort Polk, but also to a house that they can be proud to call home,” said Corvias Managing Director Pete Sims.
As part of the commitment from MHA member companies to meet Department of Defense energy reduction goals, the new homes included geothermal heating and cooling pump upgrades designed to reduce the community’s carbon footprint. Corvias also made long-term infrastructure improvements in the neighborhood, including updating roads and driveways. Additional updates including modifications for better drainage.
Planned improvements at Fort Polk include playground updates, medium and major home renovations, and a 13MW ground-mount solar project. These investments are made possible through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) program, which allows for companies like Corvias to execute short- and long-term capital improvement plans. In addition, Corvias was able to fund additional improvements through partnership savings created by utilities and water efficiency programs.
MHA members are dedicated to improving the quality of life and on-post experience of military members and their families. Through the MHPI program, MHA member companies like Corvias will continue to invest in installations and enhance the housing experience for military families.