From Commander, Navy Installations Command Housing Program Office WASHINGTON (NNS) — As many service members and their families are aware, Navy Housing Service Centers are a resource to help them find on and off-base housing when they are moving to their next duty station.
HSCs offer issue resolution services to all Sailors and their families, whether they live on-base, in privatized military housing or out in the community. All HSC services are provided free of charge.
In a recent blog by Vice Adm. Bill French, Commander, Navy Installations Command, he stated, “As a Navy leader – and someone who lives in Navy housing – I am committed to ensuring service members and their families have suitable, affordable and safe housing. Recent events pertaining to mold in Navy barracks, and government owned and family privatized housing, indicate a need to more clearly communicate assistance available on all issues, but particularly when pertaining to health or safety issues.”
“This is a personal issue for me. I am determined to ensure we are providing the very best housing throughout the fleet – but I also need your help. If you help me by reporting your housing issues, we can help ensure you maintain a house or barracks room that you can feel proud to say is your home,” French added.
“The HSC is prepared to serve as the Sailor’s advocate when housing maintenance, health or safety issues arise. For families living in family privatized housing, we can also assist as an independent facilitator to help you and your landlord communicate when there is an issue and assist with coming to a resolution on a dispute,” said Corky Vazquez, CNIC N93 Housing Program Manager.
“Our Housing Service Center staff has professional relationships with both the privatization partners and many community landlords,” he said. “We want to work with service members and their families to assist them in finding effective housing options wherever they choose to live.”
Service members and their families can contact Navy Housing and find information through our active social media sites: Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/NavyHousing, Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/NavyHousing, or YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/NavyHousing.> Our website offers plenty of resources for Issue Resolution services that may be required: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/housing. Customers can find a listing of HSCs contact information at http://www.cnic.navy.mil/housingquickreference.
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Story Number: NNS120914-06 9/14/2012