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Master of Science


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

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Michael T. Rehg, PhD


This study explored the three primary housing alternatives along with their associated benefits and costs for military members at Robins Air Force Base. Using a case study methodology, qualitative and quantitative data were collected from contract documents, cost records, statements and testimonies to Congress, literature, census data, and interviews with civil engineering, contracting, financial management and legal professionals. This data was analyzed to determine which housing alternative seems to provide the best benefits at the lowest costs for military members and the government. The results of the study indicated that private sector alternatives are less expensive than government provided housing. In addition, it appears that the MHPI is reaching its goals of providing housing faster and at a lower cost to the American taxpayer than traditional on base housing.

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