Follow this blog to keep an eye on actions the U.S. Navy is taking to address issues faced by Sailors and their families who live in government and public private venture (PPV) housing.
All Sailors living in government or Private Partner Venture (PPV) housing are strongly encouraged to participate in surveys to share their overall experience about their current living conditions: Let Your Voice Be Heard, Participate in PPV Housing Survey which will be available April 2-May 9.
A central housing electronic data warehouse that will provide consistent oversight of the Navy’s Private Partner Venture (PPV) and government housing programs is currently in development and expected to be up and running by the end of September 2019.
The Navy has implemented a two-step resolution process for housing residents who have issues or concerns with their current residence — Public Privatized Venture (PPV), community, government-owned or leased, family and unaccompanied.
Just three days after the release of the NAVADMIN, CNO John Richardson and MCPON Russell Smith held a Facebook Live All-Hands Call where they both reiterated the information stated in NAVADMIN 043/19 to the audience and took questions directly regarding housing, and what action the Navy is taking to correct those issues head on.
MCPON Russell Smith went Feb. 27, to the the U.S. Capitol to testify to Congress about military personnel policies and military family readiness, and once again spoke on the issues with housing and what the Navy is doing to identify and correct them in the immediate future.
During a fleet engagement trip in March to visit with forward deployed Sailors, MCPON Russell Smith took time to inspect base housing and ensure it is adequate for the Sailors and their families. MCPON Smith set a precedence that this issue needs to be immediately addressed, and direct action needs to be taken from the highest leadership on down to the deck-plates.