Rental Partnership Program
Benefits for Military Members & Families:
- Reduced rents
- Reduced or no security deposits
- No application fees
- No disapproval based on financial credit
Benefits for Management Companies & Landlords:
- Predictable cash flow
- Reduced marketing costs
- Reduced turnover
- Prequalified tenants
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The Rental Partnership Program (RPP) establishes a new relationship between the Navy and local private property owners and is designed to help military families find affordable, secure, quality off-base rental property at their new duty stations. RPP also provides property owners with stable, pre-qualified renters. The program has evolved over the past few years and currently serves thousands of Navy and other military families nationwide.
Implemented to ease the transition of military personnel into a new area, RPP encourages property owners and property management companies to give military members a "corporate discount" on market rent and forgo security deposits, application fees, and other up-front move-in costs. In exchange, property owners avoid marketing and turnover costs when the Navy refers them financially pre-qualified prospective tenants who will sign minimum 6-month leases. With Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), rent is paid on the first of every month, ensuring dependable cash flow. Participation in the RPP gives property owners an opportunity to reduce days lost to vacancy while providing an essential service to the military community.
Participating military members, officer or enlisted, bachelor or married, can represent any uniformed service and any paygrade authorized to live in the community. The program is governed by an agreement between each property owner and each military installation which is tailored to meet the needs of specific rental markets. The agreement provides incentives for the military member and creates a stable market segment for the landlord. Agreements, thoroughly reviewed by the legal office, contain provisions to ensure the government incurs no financial obligation and clearly state occupancy is not guaranteed. The agreement does not commit the landlord to "saving" houses or apartments for military members. As partners, landlords and the military housing service center work together to regularly evaluate the program and to make any necessary adjustments.