Welcome to the Military Housing Association’s Resources Page

Here you will find industry facts and links to additional information about the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI). Our MHPI Fast Facts provides highlights on the history of the program and explains how MHA members have worked in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Service Branches to significantly improve military housing. 

MHPI Fast Facts

Do you want to learn more about the Military Housing Privatization Initiative? 

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense provides online resources that address many MHPI topics.

Do you have specific questions about MHPI projects, such as where they are located and how many housing units are in each project? The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense provides an interactive map detailing the location and number of units of each MHPI project.

Service members pay rent for their housing with a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), which serves as the primary funding source that sustains the MHPI program. The DoD has an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section on BAH issues which can be found here.

Why hasn’t BAH always covered all housing costs?

If you want to find the BAH allotment for service members based on zip code, you can use the DoD’s BAH calculator.

The DoD’s first housing privatization initiatives date back to the 1940s, when military families faced severe housing shortages. In 1949, the Air Force estimated that over one-third of family housing units were substandard and that an additional 121,000 units were needed to house military families.

The Air Force’s “History in Two: Early Beginnings to Privatized Housing” details the origins of Congress’ early housing privatization programs.