U.S. Army Residential Communities Initiative Administrative History
The U.S. Army contracted with HRA, through the Army Corps of Engineers Office of History, to produce a book-length history of the Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) program, the Army’s innovative private-public initiative to revamp military family housing throughout the country. HRA visited nine installations across the U.S. and conducted oral history interviews with over 80 individuals, including current and former RCI staff, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, commanding generals, private company CEOs, and community members. The Army released the final product, Privatizing Military Family Housing: A History of the U.S. Army’s Residential Communities Initiative, 1995-2010, at a ceremony at the Pentagon in July 2012. In 2014, HRA won the National Council on Public History’s Excellence in Consulting Award for this project.