Liberty Military Housing has begun upgrades, renovations, and redevelopments at 12 military housing communities around the Mid-Atlantic. The wide-scale improvements, facilitated by the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), are based on feedback from Liberty community members and in partnership with the Navy.
The Virginian-Pilot reports:
“Over $120 million for Liberty Military Housing’s Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Virginia and stretches from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, to Albany, Georgia, was raised from savings at Liberty’s other Navy developments and the Basic Allowance for Housing.
Developments in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Annapolis, Maryland, are receiving the funding for improvements. The lion’s share, roughly $100 million, is coming to Tidewater, according to Philip Rizzo, CEO of Liberty Military Housing.”
The investment will fund new construction, major renovations, exterior rehabilitations, and outdoor infrastructure, including family playgrounds, roadways, and land improvements. When completed, the upgrades will benefit several thousand military families in neighborhoods across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Over the next several years, Liberty has planned upgrades for several additional projects. This includes the demolition and rebuilding of all homes at Sandpiper Crescent, major exterior and exterior renovations at Shelton Circle, Gela Point, and Wadsworth Shores, exterior rehabilitation at Willoughby Bay, Ben Moreell, and North Severn Village, and interior renovations at Norwich Manor, Queen’s Way, Castle Acres, and Arundel Estates.
“At Liberty, our mission is to provide quality and safe housing for our military members and their families in vibrant communities,” stated Philip J. Rizzo, CEO, Liberty Military Housing. “Through our military partners relationship and the power of private capital markets, we have been able to raise and invest over $4.5 billion into our housing communities since we began operations, with no additional appropriations from Congress. In keeping with our commitment to providing vibrant neighborhoods and quality homes for our families we are proud to launch this new round of renovation projects in our Mid-Atlantic communities.”
“Improving our servicemembers’ quality-of-life is one of my biggest priorities in Congress,” said Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02). “We ask so much of our men and women in uniform. Providing them with quality housing is one of the most important steps we can take to ensure they’re properly equipped to accomplish their mission. I’m very pleased that in the Hampton Roads area – and across the country – actions are being taken to meet that goal!”
Liberty Military Housing is able to reinvest in military family communities through the MHPI, which enables Liberty to utilize their private sector expertise to address the needs of Liberty communities in consultation with the service branches.