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Turning Closed Military Property into Affordable Housing and Homeless Services

By Patricia F. Julianelle

The Base Closure Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance Act of 1994 requires that plans to convert surplus military properties from military to nonmilitary use take into account the needs of homeless persons and establish a process for homeless service providers to receive base property at no cost. Following the process allows advocates to obtain converted property for affordable-housing developments and service centers for the homeless in their communities.

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