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The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) recently detailed their coordination with Military Housing Association members to provide emergency accommodations for military families displaced by recent orders to halt Permanent Change of Station (PCS).

Read excerpts of MFAN’s announcement below:

WASHINGTON—Military families are experiencing great uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some at risk of becoming homeless because of steps taken to slow the spread of the virus.

The Department of Defense’s decision to halt Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves, while necessary for public health, places some military families in what will soon be an urgent housing situation: They have given notice on a lease or are in the process of selling their home in a location where they are now ordered to stay.

… To proactively address this issue, Shannon Razsadin, the executive director of the Military Family Advisory Network, brought these concerns to the attention of Hunt Military Communities (Hunt), a privatized military housing provider. She asked that Hunt consider the unprecedented option of changing lease term policies in order to make vacant, clean, and safe homes on military installations available for military families who are at risk.

Hunt was quick to act and encouraged their Military Housing Privatization Initiative counterparts to do the same. “The swift action of privatized military housing contractors will give military families a safety net and lessen their overall stress during these highly stressful times,” said Shannon Razsadin, executive director of MFAN. “This is an example of how we can all rise to the occasion, get rid of red tape, and support each other during difficult times.”

The following privatized housing companies rose to the occasion to support military families:

Hunt Military Communities

Balfour Beatty Communities

Corvias Property Management

Lincoln Military Housing

Because of the efforts of MFAN and the leadership shown by these companies, military families will now have peace of mind knowing that they will have a place to live.

 

Lincoln Military Housing is now Liberty Military Housing, an employee-owned company.

READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE