Army Housing Management Career Program

Friday, August 23, 2019

What is it?

Career Program 27, Housing Management, is a career program for the Department of the Army (DA) Civilians. The civilians work in housing-related positions encompassing a wide scope of housing functions that are embedded at all levels of the Army structure from the installation to headquarters. Housing Management Career Program is one of the top 10 Army career programs in employee engagement.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

The Army has more than 900 housing management professionals dedicated to performing a wide spectrum of housing duties for commands and organizations worldwide.

CP27 certification program will expand competencies in asset, financial and real property management.

Housing Managers and Housing Management Specialists work in five distinct Housing programs: Housing Services Office, Unaccompanied Housing, Family Housing, Residential Communities Initiative and Lodging.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The Army will continue to improve upon its’ ability to support housing for Soldiers and Families by providing well-trained Housing Professionals by:

  • On-boarding up to eight Army Apprentices to participate in the rigorous two-year, full-time housing management development training program
  • FY20, execution of the CP27 Training, Certification, Marketing, Branding and Image Strategy that will deliver a competency-based credentialing system to promote and obtain individual competency certifications.
  • Develop and execute a marketing/image strategy and communications plan to expand Housing and CP27 program awareness through digital media.

Why is this important to the Army?

Housing management professionals support Soldier and Family readiness by ensuring Army housing, both on and off installations, meets health and safety standards. Providing quality housing is an enabler of Soldier and Family Readiness. Maintaining and sustaining safe, attractive, and convenient housing for Soldiers and their Families is the goal of the housing program. A trained and professional housing corps is essential.


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