Public/Private Venture (PPV)Privatized housing is also referred to as Public/Private Venture (PPV), a Partnership between the Navy and a private company. With PPV, the Navy can sign a legal agreement with a private company to renovate and construct family and unaccompanied housing quickly and affordably. Also, Navy policy is to rely first on PPV to improve both family and unaccompanied housing. With the present funding situation, PPV is the best way to ensure you still have the opportunity to reside in a high quality facilities.Benefits of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)With privatized housing, military families and single sailors are getting more amenities with their BAH than ever before, and more than they can get in any other private housing community.You can find our partner’s website www.lincolnmilitary.com here, it includes contact information and specific information regarding PPV housing on NSA Norfolk. We have gathered some frequently asked questions regarding Privatized Housing that can be found FAQ.Military Housing Privatization Initiative:The Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) was enacted on February 10, 1996, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1996. The MHPI program was created to address two significant problems concerning housing for military service members and their families: the poor condition of Department of Defense (DoD) owned housing, and a shortage of adequate affordable private sector housing. Under the MHPI authorities, DoD can work with the private sector to revitalize our military housing by employing a variety of financial tools-including direct loans, loan guarantees, equity investments, conveyance or leasing of property or facilities, and rental guarantees. The Defense Authorization Bill in fiscal year 2003, authorized the Department of the Navy to pursue no more than three Unaccompanied Housing Privatization pilot projects. Based upon the lessons learned during the pilots, the Navy will determine how best to employ privatization to meet unaccompanied housing needs.
The United Nations has welcomed a move by the Sudanese government to open a third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from the country to famine-struck South Sudan.This additional route from El Obeid in central Sudan to Aweil, a city in Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, will allow the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver an additional 7,000 metric tons of sorghum to support the 540,000 people in need of food assistance in the area.The first convoy is expected to leave next week.UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas praised the opening of the corridor, saying it would facilitate the delivery of relief to thousands of South Sudanese affected by the famine.“This new road corridor, opened by the Government of Sudan, for the people of South Sudan, will help bring much needed relief to thousands of South Sudanese who are affected by the famine. Millions of people need food and other aid in South Sudan, especially the most vulnerable – and delivering it through Sudan is often the fastest and most efficient way,” said Ms. Ruedas.Over 70,000 metric tons of various food commodities have already been delivered this year to South Sudan from Sudan. This includes the 11,000 metric tons of sorghum that WFP started delivering last month from El Obeid to Bentiu, in Unity State, after the Government of Sudan opened a second corridor.There is also a corridor that runs through White Nile State in Sudan to north-eastern South Sudan. These humanitarian corridors not only allow for the timely delivery of the food aid, but also help reduce reliance on air operations, which cost six to seven times as much as moving food by river and road.At least 7.5 million people across South Sudan – almost two thirds of the population – are in need of humanitarian assistance. Sudan is also currently hosting nearly 400,000 South Sudanese refugees, who have arrived since the conflict erupted in December 2013.