The AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community (HCD) is a network of architects and allied stakeholders that promotes equity in housing, excellence in residential design, and sustainable, vibrant communities for all, through education, research, awards, and advocacy.
This webinar will present and overview of the Department of the Navy Housing Privatization program and the Department of Veteran's Affairs Enhanced Use Leasing Housing Program. The Navy's program consists of over 62,000 family housing units and over 6,500 rooms for unaccompanied Sailors. This program has dramatically improved the quality of life for Sailors, Marines and their families across the United States. The presentation will review the background, legislative authorities, business approach and how the program has advanced sustainable design, net zero energy, innovative building systems and preservation of historic homes. The Veteran's Affairs section of the presentation will provide an overview of the VA's Enhanced Use Leasing Program, their successful housing projects and how they are looking at expanding authorities to provide supportive housing and services and/or mixed uses. This webinar will be presented by Mr. Bob Harris, AIA, LEED-AP, the Director of Special Venture Acquisition at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters and Mr. Paul McPherson, the Director of The Investment Enterprise and Development Service at the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Participants will learn . . .
1. Gain an understanding of Military Public-Private Ventures.
2. Understand the involvement of architects in ongoing Public-Private Ventures.
3. Gain an understanding of the Veteran’s Administration housing programs.
4. Understand the involvement of architects in ongoing VA Housing programs.
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