The Michaels Organization recently joined Fort Moore’s leadership in celebrating the successful completion of the 373rd renovated housing unit on the installation.
The $31 million, four-year project restored historical homes built in the interwar era and included exterior renovations such as painting, roof replacements, and the installation of more than 5,500 energy efficient windows. Interior renovations included new HVAC systems, bathroom upgrades, interior painting, and floor refinishing.
The U.S. Army reports on the completion of the project:
“We want to thank you and celebrate this accomplishment to make everyone understand how important it is to improve our housing footprint and our dedication to ensure that we provide our Soldiers and their Families with a high quality of life,” said Col. Colin Mahle, Fort Moore garrison commander.
…Mahle and participants conducted a walkthrough at the final renovated home with Rich Foster, the asset manager of The Michaels Organization, which is the installation’s public private housing partner.
“We are honored that Fort Moore has entrusted us with the opportunity to lift the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families,” said Foster. “This project kicked off officially in 2019 and over the past four years 373 of our interwar era homes have had substantive interior and exterior renovations completed.”
The Military Housing Privatization initiative, passed by Congress in 1996, has made it possible for Fort Moore to improve the quality of housing for service members and their families.
During the event, Fort Moore resident Mary Elizabeth Hedrick said, “We have always embraced living on post, and we just enjoy the community.”